Real Madrid starlet Odegaard completes season-long loan switch to Vitesse

The 19-year-old will again spend the campaign on loan in the Eredivisie having failed to establish himself in the Real first team

Real Madrid have announced that Martin Odegaard will join Vitesse Arnhem on a loan deal for the 2018-19 season.

The 19-year-old signed for the Spanish giants in 2015 but has found game time limited at first-team level, making just one La Liga appearance before being sent out on loan.

Odegaard agreed to an 18-month loan deal with SC Heerenveen and played 38 Eredivisie appearances between 2016-18, scoring three goals during his time in the Dutch top flight.

The youngster will now return to the Netherlands for the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign, with Real Madrid confirming a season-long loan deal with Vitesse on Tuesday.

The past year and a half I have played in the Eredivisie," Odegaard said upon confirmation of his move. "I was impressed by Vitesse.

"I got to know Vitesse as a good footballing team, with an offensive and dominant view of the game. I think that way of playing is good for me.

Vitesse has also shown that it gives young players a chance. That is why I am happy with the opportunity that Vitesse offers me.

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