Real Madrid's Odegaard joins Real Sociedad on loan

Following Sergio Reguilon leaving for Sevilla, Martin Odegaard has also headed for the Real Madrid exit door, joining Real Sociedad on loan.

Martin Odegaard tussles with Ajax's David Neres   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard will spend the 2019-20 season on loan at Real Sociedad, the La Liga clubs have confirmed.

Odegaard joined Madrid in 2015 but has spent the past two and a half seasons out on loan in the Eredivisie, with Heerenveen and Vitesse respectively.

His spell at Vitesse last season proved fruitful as the attacking midfielder scored 11 goals from 39 appearances in all competitions.

However, the 20-year-old has not been considered ready to compete for a place in Madrid's first team, with Los Blancos sending Odegaard out on loan for a fourth successive campaign.

The Norway international has only made one previous La Liga appearance - coming on as a substitute in Madrid's 7-3 win over Getafe in May 2015 - and will now have the chance to experience Spain's top flight with Sociedad, which finished ninth last season.

Odegaard's move represents a second departure from Madrid to be announced on Friday, with full-back Sergio Reguilon having left for Sevilla on a season-long loan.

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