Irons hope Samuelsen is ready next season


martin-samuelsen-west-hamWest Ham are hoping the Martin Samuelsen will be ready to become a key member of the first team squad next season.

Although the teenager has years in front of him, his progress at Peterborough has excited the club, who believe he could well be ready to stake his claim next season.

Although the club won’t make any firm decisions until the summer, Samuelsen is seen as a massive part of the club’s future and they are ready to let him loose as soon as possible.

The Norwegian youngster was very exciting in the recent FA Cup replay between Posh and West Brom which was seen on national TV and the club will be offering him a new deal in the summer.

And ClaretandHugh was told: “We look at everything at the end of the season. We’d hope he could play for us next season or at worst just have a few months in the Championship as part of his development.”

Posh director of Football Barry Fry admits he has had several talks with David Sullivan about keeping the player but has had no positive feedback at this stage.


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4 comments on “Irons hope Samuelsen is ready next season

  1. ticks all the boxes imo, if we are to progress and want to compete in all domestic and Euro cups we have to have an immense quality in our squad, Sammy is most certainly amongst them we shall need, a real talent!

  2. Payet; Lanzini;Samulson;All very similar players so if one cannot play another will step in and not disrupt our style of play.Cannot wait till next year. COYI X

  3. I am with Barry Fry on this: Rather than sit on the bench for most of the season, give him another year to improve and learn, so when he comes back, he can be a regular. The Posh set up seems to work particularily well for him, so, providing they get promotion, I reckon he should stay there.

  4. I’d agree with Barry Fry too – looking at him physically he needs to develop considerably to hold his own in the Premier League. Is Samuelson going to walk into our team – no; Will he benefit from another 40-50 pro games with Peterborough – yes.
    Let’s remember Reece Oxford’s experience – magnificent game at the Emirates then subbed at half-time having not had a kick against Leicester, and not been seen again since

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