Martin Odegaard's agent says that a loan for his client is still possible despite the midfielder heading off on Real Madrid's pre-season tour of Australia and China.

The 16-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked with joining several sides on loan, a group which includes Scottish champions Celtic; Bhoys manager Ronny Deila used to boss Odegaard at his former club Stromsgodset.

Odegaard is being given a chance to impress new Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez on the club's pre-season tour, but his spot in the travelling party does not preclude a loan agreement later this summer, agent Tore Pedersen says.

Asked earlier this week whether a loan is now off the table, Pedersen told Norwegian broadcaster TV2: "A loan is still relevant."


Real Madrid have a packed summer schedule during which Odegaard will be looking to shine.


Los Blancos play Roma on 18th July in Australia, while their second match in the country is against Manchester City on 24th July.

China is the club's next destination where Inter Milan (27th July) and AC Milan (30th July) provide the opposition.

Real Madrid finish their pre-season preparations by taking part in the Audi Cup and then taking on Norwegian side Valerenga.