LEAGUES

Odegaard will stay at Real Sociedad instead of returning to Madrid, says Aperribay

4 months ago
Share

Martin Odegaard is linked with a return to Real Madrid, but Jokin Aperribay believes the attacker will stay at Real Sociedad.

Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay believes Martin Odegaard will stay at the club rather than returning to Real Madrid ahead of next season.

Odegaard, 21, joined Sociedad on a one-season loan deal last year, although there is reportedly an option for that to be extended for another campaign.

The Norway international has been linked with a return to Madrid, but Aperribay believes Odegaard will stay at Sociedad.

"I think Odegaard is going to stay at Real. It is what I believe and the hope we have," he told Radio Euskadi on Tuesday.

"When you stay at Real, if you stay, you have to be convinced, like when he came last year. Convinced that it is the best option for next season.

"The decision is up to him and I think he will stay."

Odegaard had scored seven goals and provided eight assists in 28 games this season before the campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He helped Sociedad reach the Copa del Rey final, in which they are due to face Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao, but Aperribay is unclear when the decider could be held.

"It is not easy to organise a final in a short time. I see that as impossible. We have no knowledge of any date," he said.

"It is not easy to imagine that scenario now – that of a final with an audience before the end of the season."

Related news

Messi set to face Mallorca, says Barca boss Setien

4 months ago

Liverpool-linked Traore should 'settle down' at Wolves and aim for Spain spot

4 months ago

Martinez joining Messi at Barcelona would benefit Argentina - Ayala

4 months ago

Neymar-like Trincao ready to make impact at Barcelona - Gomes

4 months ago

Rumour Has It: Chelsea prepare Havertz bid, Man Utd offered cut-price James deal

4 months ago

Marotta: Inter will sign a top player if Martinez leaves

4 months ago

'Top talent' Joao Felix will learn plenty from Simeone, says Gomes

4 months ago

Dybala: It would be very nice to play for Barcelona

4 months ago

Real Madrid suffer pre-resumption blow as Nacho injures thigh

4 months ago

Braithwaite inspired by Messi and glad to see Suarez fit once again

4 months ago

Lionel Messi joins Barcelona group training ahead of LaLiga restart

4 months ago

Messi 'a little higher' than Ronaldo, but Gundogan would love to play with both

4 months ago

Beek to the Future: A look at Manchester United's potential midfield if Van de Beek signs

4 months ago

Rumour Has It: PSG reach deal with Milinkovic-Savic, Neymar still wants Barca move

4 months ago

Messi by far the best player in the world – Barca's De Jong

4 months ago

Courtois: Real Madrid will need Hazard for LaLiga title battle

4 months ago

Coronavirus: Atletico Madrid can win Champions League, says Cerezo

4 months ago

Messi is perfectly fine – Barca boss Setien allays fitness concerns

4 months ago

Coronavirus: Spanish PM eyes stadium solution ahead of LaLiga restart

4 months ago