Real Madrid are able to terminate Martin Ødegaard's loan with Real Sociedad next summer without having to pay a penny to the Basque club.
The 21-year-old Norwegian has been in inspired form during the first season of his two-year loan spell with Sociedad, racking up four goals and five assists in 16 appearances to fire the club to an unlikely push for Champions League football.
Real are understood to be keen on bringing Ødegaard back early, and Marca add that they would be able to do so for free next summer as there is no penalty clause in his loan contract with Sociedad.
Marca add that Real are yet to make a decision on whether they want Ødegaard earlier than planned, especially since they already have the likes of Luka Modrić and Isco ahead of him in the pecking order, but they intend to have reached a verdict by the summer.
Real do not expect to encounter any real resistance from Sociedad if they did choose to terminate the loan early. However, if they do, Los Blancos are prepared to offer them the likes of Takefusa Kubo or Álvaro Odriozola on loan to soften the blow.
Ødegaard has previously insisted that he plans to see out the entirety of his two-year spell with Sociedad, but he did leave the door open to an early return by saying 'you never know what will happen'.
The Norway international wants to return to the Santiago Bernabéu at some point, and there is a real possibility that his wish could be granted at the end of the season.
Should Ødegaard return early, he is expected to be joined by right-back Achraf Hakimi, whose own two-year loan with Borussia Dortmund is set to come to an end in the summer.
Real have been incredibly impressed with the 21-year-old Moroccan's development since making the switch to Germany, and they want to see him as part of their squad for the foreseeable future.
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