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Hammer is surplus to requirments

Hammer Martin Samuelsen is reported to be surplus to requirements looking to find a permanent move for the 22-year-old.

The West Ham winger joined Haugesund in his home town in Norway last February on a loan until the end of the year.

Haugesund sporting director Opedal has admitted that the club wanted to keep Samuelsen on loan, but were told he must return.

Opedal thanked Samuelsen for his services this year before conceding that the Norwegian winger’s career will now continue elsewhere.

Samuelson has just six months remaining on his West Ham contract and the club are said to be keen to move his £8,000 per week salary off their wage bill.

According to the Hull Daily Mail   Hull City are one of the clubs hoping to buy the player for a nominal fee in the January transfer window.

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The Norway international initially moved to English football with Manchester City at the age of 15.

The winger then moved to West Ham United at 18, making his first-team debut in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against Maltese club Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground in July 2015. Since then, he has been capped at senior level by Norway and been loaned to EFL clubs Peterborough United, Blackburn Rovers and Burton Albion and Dutch Eredivisie outfit VVV-Venlo.


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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Hammer is surplus to requirments

  1. Yeh sell , he’s not going to get anywhere near the first team .

  2. What’s up with the real status and ability of Martin Samuelsen? When he joined WH, the kid was made to be a super-star. Now the club doesn’t want him near us.
    What’s up with this matter? Surely he can fit into the und 23team and/or groomed with the appropriate attention for 1st team football later.
    Or will he end up like all other aspiring youngsters ar other clubs, making name for themselves? Come on West Ham.

  3. Another one I have seen people online screaming to be thrown in the first team. I honestly don’t believe he is Premier League level, maybe not even Championship. Best of luck to him

  4. Kid has hat a lot of injuries, some badly timed injuries as well. He was good for some friendlies a coupld years back, good at Peterborough (1st stint), and fringe of narional team, did get capped. Then he unfortunately broke down. Dont think he has a future at West Ham

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