Mexico City / 21.11.2020 08:37:30
Pep Guardiola is one of the best trainers today, now in the Manchester City, but in his stage with him Bayern Munich wanted to sign Martin Odegaard in 2015, when the player was barely 15 years old and was fought by half of Europe, as revealed Jan Age Fjørtoft, former Norwegian player.
“¡You have to bring that boy to Munich, you have to bring it to Munich! I will make him the best player in the world… ”, Were Guardiola’s words to Fjørtoft in a ministage of the German club in Qatar, as he said on the Here We Go podcast.
That time Odegaard was still active in Strømsgodset and both the coach of the Norwegian National Team and the family of the midfielder met to see what his future would be. I saw Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich among the main destinations.
“Later, when we returned, I, as the coach of the Norwegian team, invited Martin, his father and the coach of the team to my house. At that time I wrote down on a paper, I like dramaturgy, what four clubs that at the time I thought were closer to signing Odegaard. Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayern Munich Y Real Madrid”He added.
It hurt Bayern not to sign Odegaard
Finally Odegaard ended up in Madrid Y in Munich it hurt a lot that I didn’t sign with them, since they wanted it so much that they could have gotten a second team just to have it, since that was one reason why he left with the Spanish team.
“Michael Reschke, who is now at Schalke, was responsible for hiring in Munich at the time. I met him after Martin chose to go to the Real Madrid and I said: ‘If I had known the second team would be crucial, I would have built a second team to get it, ‘”he said.