Not so long ago regarded as one of West Ham’s brightest young talents, Martin Samuelsen continues to disappoint with the latest frustration leading to the premature end of a loan spell at Dutch side VVV-Venlo.
The club’s website report that he will now return to boyhood club Haugesund in Norway, showing how his West Ham career has gone full circle far more quickly than he expected it to.
The tricky winger’s contract at the London Stadium will ve up this summer and it seems likely that the Irons will allow him to leave permanently, even for free.
Having made his first team debut against Birkirkara FC in the Europa League qualifiers of 2015, Samuelsen’s career appeared to be on the up as he impressed on loan at Peterborough but he has failed to find such consistency since.
The Norwegian now returns home and seems unlikely to return given the fact that Manuel Pellegrini made it clear that he did not rate the 21-year-old in pre-season.
It is yet another tale of disappointment for a West Ham youngster who has failed to kick on after showing early signs of promise, though West Ham would be wise to cut their losses.