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Martin Samuelsen’s form on loan from West Ham would justify cashing in

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Martin Samuelsen’s form on loan from West Ham would justify cashing in

Not so long ago, there were high hopes for Martin Samuelsen at West Ham. Having set League One alight with his magnificent form on loan at Peterborough United, the now 21-year-old has since failed to kick on.

The Norwegian joined from Manchester City but is yet to break into the first team and is currently out on loan at Eredivisie club VVV Venlo.

Manuel Pellegrini watched him closely early on in pre-season, fielding him in the friendly against Wycombe Wanderers, before shipping him out to The Netherlands.

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND – JULY 14: West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini speas with Martin Samuelsen during the pre-season friendly match between Wycombe Wanderers and West Ham United at Adams Park on July 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Despite starting the first four games of the campaign, he has since been dropped after a poor run of form and has now not started a league fixture in almost two months.

 

With his contract up in 2020, West Ham may feel that this summer could be the best time to cash in on the youngster before he leaves for free.

Failing to earn first team football at a mid-table Dutch club is unlikely to suggest that he has what it takes to be adding real value to any Premier League side in the near future, particularly not one as ambition as the Hammers.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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