Written by Kiyan Sobhani Produced by Tifo Studios

It’s been almost four years since Real Madrid signed Norwegian wonderkid Martin Ødegaard from Strømsgodset. He was 16 at the time, and throughout the past few years, despite just being a teenager, Ødegaard has suffered heavy criticism for his ‘slow progress’. Even before he was 19, media outlets called began referring to him as a ‘failed Galactico’ and a ‘disaster’.

But Ødegaard’s development since his £3.6m move has actually been steady. The Norwegian has taken a leap in each of his seasons since signing with Real Madrid Castilla, and this season at Vitesse, where he’s on loan, has been a breakout year for the attacking midfielder.

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