Liverpool are lining up a move for Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Ødegaard according to Spanish outlet Sport, though the Norwegian has a release clause of £71.2 million.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are just some of the big-name clubs that are also in for the creative midfielder, states the report.
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Ødegaard is currently on loan at Real Sociedad and won the La Liga Player of the Month award for September. He remains incredibly highly-rated having moved to the Bernabeu at the age of 16 from his hometown club Strømsgodset back in 2015.
Before moving to Spain, he had a tour around Melwood with his father, so the interest from the Reds is definitely there.
The question would be whether they would want to spend that much on a player with potential, and also whether he would want to leave Real Madrid before being given a proper chance at breaking into their first team under Zinedine Zidane.
The one thing that might swing any race for his signature in Jurgen Klopp’s favour is that Ødegaard was a Reds supporter as a child.