Manchester City are one of the teams interested in signing Real Madrid winger Martin Odegaard, according to the Sun.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are also said to be keeping tabs on the Norwegian international with clubs apparently hopeful of securing the player for just £25m.
Odegaard is currently on loan at Real Sociedad and has started the season in good form with two goals and two assists in just seven appearances. However, supporters on Twitter don’t think City will be interested in signing another winger:
City don't need him
— Ahmed (@1hmedZahid) October 3, 2019
Gossip from his agent
— Fredrik Renman (@FredrikRenman) October 3, 2019
— hinaruta (@realfanofnaruto) October 3, 2019
WE DO NOT NEED WINGERS, WE NEED A CENTER BACK.
— Abdulrahman. (@iiDomzbu) October 3, 2019
No they don’t
— John Kieffer (@Hesselhoffer) October 3, 2019
— Yusuf Khan (@Yusufdb07) October 3, 2019
Of course! Our scouts work part time for united….
— Sohail (@__s2s9__) October 3, 2019
— Dr.Hiroshi (@hiroshima911) October 3, 2019
United definitely hack our scout system
— papite (@jgedeon1717) October 3, 2019
With Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva all able to play out wide, it would be a surprise if City were looking at strengthening their options in that area.
Even if they were, it is questionable whether Odegaard would have the quality to make it into the first team. At 20 years of age, he still has the potential to develop but it’s unlikely to be at the Etihad.