Exclusive: Samuelsen set for major deal



West Ham are preparing a big new deal for their superb teenage prospect Martin Samuelsen.

The young Norwegian is out of contract next summer but the Davids are ready to offer the youngster a package which reflects his huge potential and value to the club.

Samuelsen has been touted as a future £20 million superstar by both Peterborough director of footballer Barry Fry and former Hammer hero Jack Collison – now with Posh – when discussing him with ClaretandHugh.

Martin has been on loan at the club since November and Fry wants him for another season should the Posh make it into the Championship.

Commenting on the player’s situation tonight (Thurs) ClaretandHugh’s senior source made it clear the club would ensure he would be offered a new deal which “reflected his promise and value to the Irons.”

He explained: “We have an option to extend and we’ll look to offer him a longer contract in the summer which truly reflects his value to us. We are thrilled with the progress he is making and realise he’s a very exciting young player.”



About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Exclusive: Samuelsen set for major deal

  1. Let’s get all our talent signed to good long deals if nothing else but to keep them from being snatched on the cheap,
    Can’t wait to see him in our team he could have as much impact as Payet and Lanzini,
    Still no deal done on Lanzini we must be waiting until summer fingers crossed we have found some honest Arabs that don’t cut us out

  2. We must sign him and Lanzini asap… god knows I love Dimi but he only has three or four more years in him and these young players will help us make the transition

  3. Agreed Boleyn & Bubs. Stitch up Samuelsen to a contract asap.When will we see Oxford & Cullen on the pitch? Must be frustrating for them as well.Is the push for European placings leaving our youngsters without game time? Surely these lads need to get game time as they are the future of West Ham.Oxford & Samuelsen in particular are class acts and I would be devastated to see them leave or any others coming through our academy.Hopefully as the owners have reiterated we are not a selling club.

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