Real Sociedad president confident of keeping star loanee next season
Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay is confident of keeping in-form Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard for his full two-year spell at the club.
The 21-year-old has been earning rave reviews over his performances since joining Txuri-urdinak last year having chipped in with six goals and eight assists in 23 games.
The Norwegian playmaker even netted at the Bernabeu on Thursday night against Los Blancos. His goal helped Sociedad knock his parent club out of the Copa del Rey.
It is believed that Real Madrid do have the option to recall Odegaard in the summer, with the club viewing the youngster as the natural successor to ageing Luka Modric.
Modric, now aged 34, could be allowed to leave for Internazionale at the end of the season, paving the way for Odegaard to obtain a starting spot in Madrid.
Ultimately the decision will be in the player's hands, but Aperribay is adamant there is "zero chance" Odegaard will be donning the famous white jersey next campaign.
Speaking of his future, he said: "I think we are talking about a club that is a gentleman and a player that has very clear things. I think the pact is going to fulfil the pact we have.
"The player is from Real Madrid and if they requested it we would have to talk and listen to each other. What we hope is that Odegaard is with us for two years. "
Before adding: "Martin Odegaard is very happy after yesterday's game against Madrid. We will think in the short term and we will consider his future. There is zero chance that he will go to Real Madrid."
Odegaard received a standing ovation from the Real Madrid fans as they rose to applaud the 21-year-old as he made his way off the pitch after being substituted.
It showed that the fans have a great admiration for the youngster and he is already a fan favorite even though he has not played much for the club over the years.
However, the midfielder also angered some section of the fan base as he fouled Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos and also clashed with him.
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