Martin Ødegaard - Next season

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  1. Jun 8, 2019

    Handré1990 Full Member

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    Seriously, I firmly believe this is going to be one of those threads posters use to laugh at all the cocksure people who are writing him off and calling him overhyped.

    For the record, I’ve not seen anyone on here, Norwegians or otherwise, claim he’s a safe bet to become world class. Imo there is a good possibility it will happen. For now I’d say he’s sure to have a very good professional career at the top level, barring serious injury. He’s taken every step up so far, and the development is clear to see.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    You're the only person that believes that.
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    quackattack Full Member

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    He isn't the talent Messi or Ronaldo was his age, but he sure has skill and flair. Hard to say, he may yet be world class and he may be the next Lingard. Did very well in the Netherlands this season, so he may be on to something.
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    He pick the wrong club for his development back then, hope he won't make the same mistake again this summer. Don't sign the contract extension and don't go to Germany for a team that doesn't match his playing style.
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    Hoof The Ball Full Member

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    Well, Lingard never had a high ceiling to begin with. Lingard doesn't, nor ever has, possessed anything close to the technical traits or decision-making talents that Martin has. I suppose you're referring to level of consistency overall, and in that sense, yes, I hope Odegaard doesn't betray his talents.
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    buba007 New Member

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    Felix has a price of 120m. Ajax want Ødegaard and price has Been quoted at 20m. Felix Was totally anonymous against Switzerland, while Ødegaard dominated against Romania and was voted MOTM.
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    Lexxxzi New Member

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    Haha, what a well of insightful inputs this thread is.
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    Handré1990 Full Member

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    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
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    Eriku Full Member

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    It’s a healthy return on investment for Real, and if he steps up they’ll have a buy-back. No buy-back with Felix. Completely different situations.

    That said, Ødegaard excites me more. Ridiculous vision at times.
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    quackattack Full Member

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    I mean, even Lingard could have developed well in the Dutch league. It feels a bit like it is made to sprout talents. But yes, you are probably right about the talent part.
    Thanks for your contribution too.
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    Sjaakmeoff Full Member

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    Leverkussen it is.

    Bummer. Would have loved to see him at him.
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    Bloedrood Full Member

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    Yeah, would have been great at Ajax. But I'm not sure that Ajax should want the deal that Real seemed willing to offer, like a loan or buyback clause.
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    Sjaakmeoff Full Member

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    I'm sure Overmars would've gotten a good deal.

    The problem imo was/is the uncertainty about Ziyech and Neres. They might stay, they might go. Kinda hard for a DoF to persuade a player like Odegaard to come to Ajax not knowing who his competition is.
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    Cardboard elk New Member

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    Leverkusen is a good move I think. As long as he gets enough playtime. Ajax would have been good as well, it is just that if you perform in the Bundesliga maybe RM will trust to let him have a go at the first team.
    I hope he shines this season as well. Will watch all his games, as the football he delivers is pure art.
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    Sjaakmeoff Full Member

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    That's the question, with Bailey, Diaby, Demirbay, Bellarabi, Paulinho, Havertz already there.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Zehner Full Member

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    We played with 4 CMs last season during our most succesful period: Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger, Havertz and Brandt. Now it'll be Ödegaard, Havertz, Demirbay and Aranguiz. He'll definitely start most games if he comes. Some Leverkusen fans even believe Olmo will come on top of that since one of Bailey and Belarabi might leave.

    I'm so glad that he's most likely to join Leverkusen. One of the best signings we realistically could make.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    How far off are you challenging for the title?
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    Zehner Full Member

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    Hard to say. We made stupid mistakes and had a dreadful conversion in the first games under Bosz. Against Gladbach, Dortmund and Leipzig we were quite clearly the better team. If we had won at least two of these games (like we should have) we would be pretty close to Bayern's point record in the second half of the season. With the players being used to Bosz's football and Demirbay, Ödegaard and Diaby making the squad even stronger, there could be a chance (there, I said it) .

    That being said, Dortmund has massively improved this transfer period, the Hummels signing is the icing on the cake. Hazard is a clear improvement and Brandt is absolutely sensational in the form of last year. Would never have thought Bayern would allow them to become that strong again. And Munich itself will probably invest another 100-150m in the team. Then there's also Leipzig who were really consistent in the last months and now have Nagelsmann.
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    Eriku Full Member

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    I am definitely liking Leverkusen for him. CL and a day-to-day in the Bundesliga, to see how easily he takes the step up from Eredivisie.
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    Synco Lucio's #1 Fan

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    Wow, good move for Leverkusen and Ödegaard. And long-term for Real as well, as he'll face tougher opposition on a constant basis compared to Eredivisie. (In isolation, Ajax would have been a quite perfect team, of course.)
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    Cardboard elk New Member

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    Bosz will be good for Øde I think. Great coach. best choice of club imo, hope it all works out.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Wouldn't be shocked if they got a bid too good to turn down for havertz after the season he just had
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    Shame Real didn't try a player swap involving Ødegaard for Pogba. I'm sure Ole must know if he'd be a worthy addition to the squad.
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    Ooge_ New Member

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    Will be very interesting to watch him and Leverkusen. Ode is a good replacement for Brandt. Both are creative players, both are weak at defending.
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    RoyH1 Full Member

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    Been hearing that he's in San Sebastian negotiating a loan deal with Real Sociedad.
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    Would fit best in a team dominant in possession. So unlikely to fit with OGS assumed tactics. Citys style of play would suit him nicely.
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    Tom Cato Full Member

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    Ødegaard has taken big steps in his defensie game this year, I think he will surprise you in that regard.

    It's between Sociedad and Leverkusen at this point. I think it would be fun to see him in La Liga, especially how he might perform against his own team, Real Madrid. Ultimately I think the best thing for him is to go to a good team like Bayer Leverkusen, get champions league football, be a regular starter in a top Bundesliga team. The idea that a team of that caliber is seen as a stepping stone, and not a final career peak is mouthwatering to Norwegian fans who haven't had the fortune of seeing any of their fellow countrymen play for a elite team for a very, very long time
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    Lovely place for a loan!
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    RoyH1 Full Member

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    Indeed! And the food down there is to die for too.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Is he on yet another European tour fishing for a move? :lol:
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    Don't know what Leverkusen want with him if they don't have a buy-out clause. I doubt he's much better than what they already have.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Apparently done deal to Sociedad. Is Moyes still there?
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Real Sociedad is producing a very exciting young team. Isak already there, Januazj if he's stil classed as young and then you have the three Spanish under 21s, Mikel Merino, Zubelidia and Oyarzabal.

    Last season though they did play generally a 4-4-2 so not sure how Odegaard fits in unless they sell Willian Jose and push Oyarzabal upfront with Isak.
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    New manager, since January, plays 433 or 4231. Both good fit for him.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Yes in some games but they also did play 4-4-2 on other occasions.

    Forgot they've also signed Portu from Girona so La Real is really loaded in final third.

    Could be looking at:

    Irra Odegaard

    Januazj Portu Oyarazabal

    Willian Jose/Isak
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    Tom Cato Full Member

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    Whatever they do, they must have promised him regular first team football to make him sign there over CL ready Leverkusen.
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    carvajal Full Member

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    + Borja Mayoral that should be official after the Euro
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    MUFC OK Full Member

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    I will comfortably make the prediction that by the end of his career he will have played for 15 clubs, and that his talent at such a young age will never be fulfilled.
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    Acquire Me Full Member

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    I think this will be the last loan. After that it will be Real or another club on a permanent deal.