Zidane gives cryptic update on future of €40m Real Madrid man as Milan and Liverpool circle

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are continuing to follow Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, a report claims, and Zinedine Zidane has commented on his future.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at the Basque club until 2021 and he has been hugely impressive, amassing a combined 15 goals and assists for them this season in all competitions.

Tuttosport recently reported (via MilanNews) that Odegaard is a player prospective new manager Ralf Rangnick would love to work with at Milan, due to the face he can play as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder or on either wing.

According to Calciomercato.com, Odegaard is a player that Milan are continuing to monitor ahead of the summer transfer window, which promises to bring an overhaul in the midfield department.

Zidane spoke about Odegaard’s future in a press conference, and his words were transcribed by the same outlet.

“He is our player, this is positive because he is present and future. He is doing very well,” he said.

“I am not going to say what we will do with him, we must respect the fact that he currently plays at Real Sociedad. In the future we will see what the club will do with him, we know him very well. The good thing is that he is taking advantage of his time at Real Sociedad and we will see what will happen in the future.”

Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Don Balon are reporting the Premier League leaders Liverpool also want to sign Odegaard, with Jurgen Klopp confident that the club can put together the financial package needed to lure the €40m-rated man to England.

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