Manchester City ‘rule out Martin Odegaard move’ despite Real Madrid starlet impressing enough to win La Liga Player of the Month award
- Manchester City will not make try to sign Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard
- The 20-year-old Norwegian has returned to form whilst on loan at Real Sociedad
- City boss Pep Guardiola sees Phil Foden as an able replacement for David Silva
- Foden scored his first European goal for City in the 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb
Manchester City are unlikely to pursue Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, despite the Norwegian’s impressive form for Real Sociedad.
The 20-year-old has been handed the La Liga player of the month award after producing one goal and two assists for the San Sebastian club in September.
Odegaard has registered two goals and two assists in seven appearances this term and the playmaker has been linked with Wolves and Manchester City this week.
Manchester United are unlikely to make a bid for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard
However, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News, City boss Pep Guardiola is not looking to sign an attacking midfielder, insisting Phil Foden is a fit replacement for David Silva.
Speaking after Foden’s his first Champions League goal against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, Guardiola apologised for not playing the 19-year-old more often.
‘He deserves to play’, Guardiola said. ‘I want to give him minutes. Every time I don’t play him, I am in front of him saying I’m sorry,’
‘But it’s Kevin De Bruyne there, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Gundogan, I’m so sorry. I know the best way to grow up is to play minutes, but he’s so young.
‘I don’t know how many players that age play have played more minutes in the recent past, the minutes he has played the last season with us, but he’s going to be an incredible player for us in the future. We trust in him a lot. But it is what it is.’
Phil Foden celebrates his first European goal for Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb