Liverpool Expect To Beat Man Utd To Highly-Rated Midfielder In January

By on September 5, 2014

The summer transfer window may be closed but managers are already thinking ahead to future transfer windows so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are linked with Man Utd target Martin Odegaard.

Liverpool are confident of beating Manchester United to the signature of Norway starlet Martin Odegaard as Brendan Rodgers continues to scout the midfielder ahead of a January swoop, according to reports.

Odegaard has emerged as one of the most sought-after young players in Europe after breaking into the first team of Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset last season and has scored three goals in his 16 appearances so far.

Despite being just 15, Odegaard has already earned a cap for the Norway senior national team but is expected to continue his development with the Under-21’s, and it’s understood that Liverpool scouts were in the stands and watched him put in a Man of the Match display during a 2-1 defeat to Portugal on Thursday night.

Reports claimed that Manchester United made a late move to try and land the teenager on transfer deadline day but were unable to get a deal over the line as they were focusing their efforts on securing the services of Radamel Falcao from Monaco.

It seems their inability to finalise a deal could cost them as the Metro are now reporting that Liverpool are expected to continue to monitor the attacking midfielders progress over the course of the next few months ahead of a January swoop.

It’s not clear whether United will renew their interest in the winter window but the newspaper suggests that Brendan Rodgers is confident of seeing off competition from their rivals as Odegaard is known to be a big fan of the Anfield club.

Odegaard is known for his silky skills and eye for goal, so it’s no wonder he’s been dubbed as the ‘Norwegian Cristiano Ronaldo’ and he’s certainly got a huge future ahead of him if can continues to progress. A move to the Premier League looks likely and it appears Liverpool are in the driving seat, but I wouldn’t expect he’ll be pushing for a first team place for a couple of years yet if he does make the move to Merseyside in January.

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