Klopp recounts when Real Madrid overtook him for Norwegian nugget


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Jurgen Klopp can harbor regrets for Martin Odegaard! Questioned by the Norwegian channel TV2, the German coach admits that he has a weakness for the Norwegian attacking midfielder, and that he had tried to sign him at Borussia Dortmund, when he was coach of the German club (from 2008 to 2015). But Odegaard eventually joined Real Madrid in January 2015.

« We had a long conversation when he was still a child, with his father. In the end, he opted for Real Madrid, and that’s good, but that’s why I always followed him. really like. Although it’s easy these days, it was a bit more difficult at the start of his career when he was at Real Madrid. So it looked like he might not follow his path. disappointed a lot, because we wanted him at Dortmund when he was very young. »

Klopp keeps an eye on Odegaard!

In difficulty at the start of his career at Real Madrid, the Norwegian international multiplied loans (to Heerenven, Vitesse Arnhem and Real Sociedad), without much success. It is finally at Arsenal that Odegaard seems fully fulfilled. Definitely bought by the Gunners during the 2021 summer transfer window for 35 million euros, the attacking midfielder has since had good performances. At 23, Mikel Arteta fully relies on him and has made him one of his basic men on the pitch. Arsenal’s number 8 has scored 3 goals this season in 7 Premier League games, and contributes greatly to the Gunners’ current leadership position. Under contract with the London club until 2025, Jurgen Klopp would still be interested in signing the attacking midfielder, this time for Liverpool. But the Norwegian seems set to continue his career at Arsenal, at least for now.

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Jurgen Klopp can harbor regrets for Martin Odegaard! Asked by the Norwegian channel TV2, the German coach admits that he has a weakness for the Norwegian attacking midfielder, and that he had tried to sign him at Borussia Dortmund, when he was coach of the German club.

Theo Ledran



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