Real Madrid have been one of the top teams in La Liga. Given how accomplished they are and the number of trophies they have, winning a trophy every year is pretty much an expectation for the Spanish giants.
While Los Blancos started the culture of Galacticos where they make big money signings, Real haven’t made any big money signings since the 2019 transfer window. Given how hard the pandemic hit the Spaniards, Real did not have enough funds to make a quality signing.
This certainly hurt the Los Blancos, who relied on their available roster. While they did have young players like Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos in their side, they made a huge blunder by sending the duo on loan. This backfired for Los Merengues who saw the wrath of injuries which ultimately cost them the La Liga title.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to keep Martin Odegaard
While loaning out Ceballos and Odegaard did hurt them last season, the duo did have incredible performances when they were on loan in Premier League giants Arsenal. The Norwegian Odegaard was essential in the Gunners’ offense as he regularly created chances for the Londoners.
While Real stuck to their experienced midfield-trio of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro, chance creation was a big problem for the side. Odegaard can certainly be a big help for the Los Blancos in this regard.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 21, 2021
New head coach Carlo Ancelotti certainly wants to keep the Norwegian in the ranks. In a recent report by AS, Ancelotti is keen on keeping the midfielder in the roster and intends to involve him in the roster.
Madrid’s offensive output has taken a big hit over the years. While the lack of strikers like Cristiano Ronaldo has hurt them, the lack of playmaking and chance creation has been a big issue for the Los Merengues.
While 2018 Ballon D’or winner Luka Modric has been consistent with his excellent chance creation, father time is certainly catching up for the Croatian. A player like Odegaard can be a difference maker for the side.
Real have already made an excellent signing in David Alaba. Giving a chance to a player like Odegaard who has been in the club for such a long time, might do wonders for the side. The Norwegian has showed excellent progress and if he can fulfill his potential with Real Madrid, the Los Blancos will be all set for their future.
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