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Advocaat declares Real Madrid midfielder Odegaard 'a gift from God'

Former Holland coach Dick Advocaat is full of praise for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard.

The Norway international has just come off a superb season on-loan with Vitesse Arnhem and is being linked with Ajax.

And Utrecht coachDick Advocaat enthused: "He is an exceptional talent, a gift from God. Why is (Hakim) Ziyech so good? Those guys are born that way and it is also the same with Odegaard.

"That boy would cost 20-25 million euros. What are we talking about? That's what the whole club costs here.

"Really a very nice player to watch."

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