John Arne Riise: I told Martin Ødegaard to go to Roma

One of the hottest young and upcoming prospects is Martin Ødegaard, attacking midfielder of Norweigan outfit Strømsgodset. The young midfielder, who is part of the ’98 class, has been linked with some of the best clubs in the world including: Manchester United, Monaco, Chelsea, and others.

Today, former Roma fullback John Arne Riise spoke with TuttomercatoWeb and admitted he gave some advice to the youngster: “Ødegaard? I told him to go to Roma because I know that there, they will take care of him. Martin is a great talent. He is still very young but he will become a great player.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.