The 21-year-old is loving life at the Basque outfit and finally showing his true potential after signing for Madrid as a 16-year-old in 2015.
It hasn’t been an easy ride for the Norwegian youngster, who has been shipped out on loan a number of times in attempt to get him up to speed, but he has struggled to produce with huge expectations on his shoulders.
He looks to be reveling in his new role at Sociedad, where he is a dangerous attacking threat and creating chances for his team-mates.
And according to Spanish outlet AS, his form has been enough to convince Madrid to bring him back early.
The report claims he will return to the club at the end of the season, instead of the original plan to stay put until 2021.
It appears that Real did not plan on him finding his feet this quickly and had likely intended to give him more time and experience of La Liga.
But with Zinedine Zidane reportedly keen on building a team around a set of talented youth stars in the Spanish capital, Odegaard fits the profile of the player he wants to have around the squad and to hopefully step up and deliver.
It has been reported that the club are keen on bringing back a number of their young talents currently out on loan, including Dani Ceballos, Sergio Reguilon and Japanese star Takefusa Kubo.
Odegaard was initially going to join Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen this summer, but he rejected the move in favour of Sociedad – and it certainly appears that he has made the right choice.
It is believed the midfielder was keen to test himself in La Liga after spending three seasons in the Dutch top flight with Heerenveen and Vitesse.