After his transfer to Real Madrid, media started to discuss his salary. How much will Ødegaard earn?
A random information suggesting that the 16-year-old boy will get £80.000 a week came from nowhere. More and more websites started to state that this is how much he will earn in Spain. It quickly went viral and we do not really know what is the source. Someone said it, and then others repeated.
In December „Marca” informed that Real Madrid are ready to pay up to €2million for each season, while their biggest rival for the signature of the talent, Bayern Munich, offered €1million that could rise up to €2.5million. This is what we could assume is maximum that any club would be willing to pay for such a young player. There is no chance that „Los Blancos” gave more - the main and most obvious reason is that it would completely shake salary system at the club. Currently important members of the first squad such as Varane or Isco earn around €100.000 a week. It is certain that Ødegaard will not get that much.
With €2million a year he would make €38.000 a week. However, it is even uncertain whether he will start receiving it now or in the last years of his 6-year-contract. Second option is safer and more reasonable from the club’s perspective.
Moreover, transfer fee has been undisclosed. We know the deal with Strømsgodset includes add-ons which depend on Ødegaard’s performances. According to Spanish media it could be €2,3 - 5,6million.