NORWEGIAN wonderkid Martin Odegaard looks to be edging just a little closer to a loan move to Celtic next season.
Reports from Spain indicate Ronny Deila’s former Stromsgodset protege has fallen out with Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane and is refusing to train with the ‘B’ team.
The European giants lured the midfielder, who turned 16 just before the turn of the year, to the Bernabeu in January while beating off stiff competition throughout Europe, including the Hoops.
But Odegaard, who has four caps for Norway, has failed to make an impact in the Castilla side – Real’s reserves – which is run by Zidane.
His contract states he can train with the first team and the player has opted for that option leaving the French icon frustrated. Odegaard is now in danger of being isolated and Real may elect to loan him out at the end of the campaign.
Former boss Deila has already admitted he would be interested in taking the teenager on a temporary transfer if he became available.
The Hoops gaffer will be looking to add to his side in the summer and current loanees Marabak Wakuso and Aleksandar Tonev are heading back to their parents clubs Rubin Kazan and Aston Villa.
It is becoming increasing likely Swedish striker John Guidetti will not extend his stay in Glasgow when his contract expires next month.
Former club Feyenoord look favourites to snap up the 22-year-old free agent who has been on Manchester City’s books for the past five years .