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Meet 15-year-old Norwegian phenom Martin Odegaard

Written by Will Parchman

Do you know Martin Odegaard? You should know Martin Odegaard.

Odegaard is a 15-year-old phenom who’s been tearing up the Tippeligaen in Norway this season. In 12 matches, the skillful attacking midfielder has three goals and three assists for Stromsgodset. Most recently, he went the full 90 against Sandnes Ulf on July 26 and registered a goal and an assist. Did I mention he’s 15?

Odegaard doesn’t turn 16 until December, and he’s already ensconced in the Norwegian U17 setup. As both the youngest player in the history of the Tippeliga and its youngest scorer, Odegaard is generating buzz in Europe. Judging by that newly minted highlight reel (just posted today), you can see why.

Celtic were rumored to be in for him in early July, but then Barcelona entered the picture, which pretty much ends that Scottish fantasy. Barcelona steals everything.

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