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Man City ‘want Martin Odegaard to be their long-term replacement for David Silva’

Manchester City are reportedly eyeing Martin Odegaard as their long-term replacement for David Silva after watching him impress for Real Sociedad.

The 20-year-old is attracting interest from various Premier League clubs after shining at Sociedad on loan from Real Madrid, including City’s rivals Manchester United and Arsenal.

City are wary that talisman David Silva is leaving at the end of the season – and Guardiola is on the hunt for his long-term successor.

Maritn Odegaard is 'wanted by Manchester City as a long-term replacement for David Silva'

Maritn Odegaard is ‘wanted by Manchester City as a long-term replacement for David Silva’

Odegaard has impressed at Real Sociedad so far, but Real Madrid would demand a hefty fee

Odegaard has impressed at Real Sociedad so far, but Real Madrid would demand a hefty fee

According to El Desmarque, the manager believes Odegaard could be that man after returning to form with goals against Mallorca and Atletico Madrid.

The young Norwegian has played only twice for Real Madrid in four-and-a-half years at the club, but it has been reported that the club still want around £71m for him.

He was first shipped out on loan to Heerenveen in 2017-18, before spending last season at Vitesse – but he is now back in one of Europe’s big leagues.

So far this season, Odegaard has played seven times in La Liga, scoring twice and putting in a series of impressive performances.

David Silva is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season and the club need a new man

David Silva is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season and the club need a new man

Odegaard joined Real Madrid back in 2015 but has yet to make a real mark at the Bernabeu

Odegaard joined Real Madrid back in 2015 but has yet to make a real mark at the Bernabeu

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7537025/Man-City-want-Martin-Odegaard-long-term-replacement-David-Silva.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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