Martin Odegaard: 16-year-old 'next Messi' signed by Real Madrid
Martin Odegaard is only 16, but he's just been signed by Real Madrid and is being compared to Lionel Messi. Find out more about him.
Odergaard is used to the attention though - he played for Norway at just 15 years old! He's attracted interest from all the biggest clubs in Europe including Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Being left-footed, skilful and incredibly quick, the little Norwegian has been compared to this man... Lionel Messi. He's got a long way to go before he reaches the level of the Argentine genius.
Odegaard has made a good start to his footy career. He's scored five goals and created seven assists in 23 appearances in the Norwegian Premier League.
He'll play for Real Madrid's B team at first. There he'll be coached by one of the greatest players of all time - Zinedine Zidane. Zidane, here in white, was a creative attacking midfielder so could work well with the brilliantly talented Odegaard.
He's just 16 years old, but Norwegian footballer Martin Odegaard is already famous around the world. He's set to be unveiled as a Real Madrid player after agreeing a deal with his club Stromsgodset.