21 January 2015 :Â Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign 16-year-old Norwegian forward Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset.
Odegaard will be presented to the media at a news conference on Thursday, the club said.
Real did not disclose the details of the financial terms but Spanish media reported that they had paid around 3m euros.
Odegaard made his debut for Norway as a 15-year-old in August and had been linked with many of Europe’s top clubs.
He is expected to begin his career in the Real Madrid B team, which is coached by France legend Zinedine Zidane and competes in the third tier of Spanish football.
Odegaard came to prominence last year when he became the youngest player to appear and score in the Norwegian Premier League.
He scored five goals and contributed seven assists in 23 appearances for Stromsgodset.
The teenager is left-footed and has drawn comparisons to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for his style of play.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has previously described him as “a kid with talent and personality”.
Source : BBC Sport