Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay believes Martin Odegaard will stay at the club rather than returning to Real Madrid ahead of next season.
Odegaard, 21, joined Sociedad on a one-season loan deal last year, although there is reportedly an option for that to be extended for another campaign.
The Norway international has been linked with a return to Madrid , but Aperribay believes Odegaard will stay at Sociedad.
“I think Odegaard is going to stay at Real. It is what I believe and the hope we have,” he told Radio Euskadi.
“When you stay at Real, if you stay, you have to be convinced, like when he came last year. Convinced that it is the best option for next season.
“The decision is up to him and I think he will stay.”