Odegaard's brilliance at Sociedad attracted a lot of attention, and this has upset her former team-mate over her departure.
Real Sociedad player Nacho Monreal is "hurt" by the transfer of Martin Oudgard to Real Madrid, but has welcomed the signing of David Silva.
Odegaard spent last season with Real Sociedad on loan ,four years after joining Real. He performed very well in this team and was able to help La Real finish the season in sixth place and also reach the Copa del Rey final. Madrid called up the 21-year-old midfielder in the summer, and now he is playing for the Whites, and Monreal is upset about that.
He told Guardian:
“It was quick. Martin Odegaard was going to stay: that’s what they’d said.
“But then Madrid decided to take him back. That hurt. We were left a little ‘orphaned’ by it, but the club handled it very, very well and above all very fast.
"In less than two days we’d gone from losing Odegaard to signing Silva. You have to applaud that.”
Sociedad, however, sought to sign David Silva after Oudgard's departure and were able to sign the Spanish midfielder. Monreal said about the purchase of David Silva:
“One day I was flicking through the sports press: ‘David Silva signs for Real Sociedad.’
“It was a shock. He’d been at City 10 years, the talk was of Lazio
or leaving Europe. There are loads of places he could have gone.”