In the January 2015 issue of World Soccer we asked the question: who will win the race to sign wonderkid Martin Odegaard?
Judging by this photograph of the Norwegian teenager at Wednesday's Madrid derby, it looks like Real Madrid are in pole position.
Here’s what we had to say about a player who has attracted the attention of all Europe’s big clubs…
The race is on among Europe’s top clubs to sign Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard, who has been setting new records over the past year.
The 16-year-old Stromsgodset midfielder became Norway’s youngest international in August, aged 15 years and 253 days. In November, he became the youngest player in a European Championship qualifier.
Bayern Munich have declared their interest in signing Odegaard, who has also visited Arsenal’s training ground as part of a tour of Europe’s leading clubs.