The 18-year-old is currently on loan at Heerenveen, having struggled to adjust to the limelight at the Santiago Bernabeu.
And while the Dutch Eredivisie may be played at a lower standard than the super-competitive La Liga, Odegaard is clearly reaping the rewards – as he dismantled Germany’s highly-rated young stars this evening.
The former Stormgodset star not only hand his team the lead with an impressive finish but also produced a magical assist to secure the 3-1 victory:
In fact, it’s fair to say Odegaard was completely dominant during the 90 minutes and was unlucky not to score again after dancing past the German defence:
Martin Ødegaard (18) doing bits for Norway U21s vs. Germany. ???
He IS one hell of a talent.pic.twitter.com/xUobzN5OHG
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) October 10, 2017
Odegaard will spend 18 months at Heerenveen before returning to Madrid, with it being reported that the Spanish club’s hierarchy are keen to tie the player down to long-term contract.