Speculation has been rife Ødegaard is set to sign for one of Europe's top clubs. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool, among others, have all been rumoured to be vying for his signature and happy to pay over 100 million kroner ($16 milllion) for the young talent.
However the midfielder's current club, Strømsgodset, has stated the player is not for sale. Director of football for the Norwegian side, Jostein Flo, said on Sunday to Dagbladet: "We are focusing on how he [Martin Ødegaard] plays matches, so it is only the media speculating. He is focusing on training and matches. Nothing more."
When asked what clubs have approached the young talent, Flo said: "We haven't had contact with anyone. Martin will stay here [at Strømsgodset] and he will develop further. This is important for his schooling."
But the wonder-boy's performance does not seem to have affected interest in him. And with every player having his price in the multi-million kroner football transfer world, it seems only a matter of time before Ødegaard plays for one of the world's top sides.
Martin Ødegaard (centre) in action against Sogndal. Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix