Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard joins Real Madrid

At 16 years of age, Martin Odegaard is a Real Madrid player, after touring Europe’s grandest clubs, and earning a reported £80,000 per week. The boy done good, you might just about say.

What comes next? We hope his undeniable talent bears fruit at Real and he becomes a global great. Theoretically, though, Odegaard could put his feet up and still become a millionaire many, many times over.

Plenty of teen prodigies have come before and failed to live up to the hype. The spotlight proves too much or the ability turns out to have been exaggerated.

Considering Real’s outlay and the esteem Odegaard holds among the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Arsenal, the signals suggest he will continue his path to glory.

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