The hype surrounding Norwegian teenage wonder Martin Odegaard has been pretty high for a while, and his decision to sign for Real Madrid didn’t knock it down.
And while we’ve heard plenty of words about the kid — including these from Bob Bradley’s mouth to JPW’s keyboard — the first video evidence of Odegaard doing work for the Spanish power came out on Wednesday.
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The midfielder strapped on the boots for Real Madrid Castilla, the B side, and showed off some nifty footwork with a takeaway in the box (:22) before making the second assist — hockey alert — on a goal and later sending a perfectly-weighted through ball into the 18. He helped set up a second goal as well.
The match was against Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan. Check it out: