Wonderkid Martin Ødegaard to be added to Football Manager 2015 after father gives permission | inside World Soccer

Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard will feature on the latest edition of the Football Manager game after being given permission by his father.

In not even a full season as a first-team player with Norwegian outfit Strømsgodset, Ødegaard has become one of the most talked-about young talents in world football.

At the tender age of 15, Ødegaard has already made two appearance for the Norwegian senior national team and has been linked with pretty much every top club in Europe, including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern Munich.

Despite his rise to stardom, the midfield maestro was too young to be included in the Football Manager 2015 and the game developers could not add him to the game without permission from one his parents.

Ødegaard's absence caused a wave of consternation from the Football Manager community, with fans expressing their disappointment that they wouldn't be able to snap the youngster up and coach him to greatness.

However, Ødegaard's father, Hans Eric, has since stepped in and granted Sports Interactive his permission to include his son in the game.

Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson later tweeted his acknowledgement of Hans Eric's permission with a link to where the player can be downloaded.


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