Reports in the Netherlands are suggesting that Norwegian winger Martin Samuelsen is on his way out of West Ham United on loan. De Limburger report that the attacker is wanted by VVV Venlo, who are short of wide options for next season.
It would be his first loan spell abroad from West Ham and, surely, would be his last chance to prove he has a future at West Ham.
Signed from Manchester City in 2015 he quickly emerged as a top talent with the club. An excellent loan spell at Peterborough United in 2015-16 saw him tipped as a future star at West Ham. Such good form even saw him win his first Norway international cap, scoring against San Marino in his second international appearance.
But since then he has struggled to find his best form. Loan spells at Blackburn Rovers, back at Peterborough and Burton Albion have brought limited success and at 21-years-old the time is coming for the Norwegian to be a regular in the West Ham first-team squad.
VVV Venlo will be playing in the top-flight of Dutch football again next season, after surviving a fight for relegation. A move could do wonders for West Ham’s youngster who needs to start proving himself as a future first-teamer at the London Stadium.
This season is perhaps his last chance to do just that. If West Ham are to believe that Samuelsen has a future at the club, this might be his make-or-break loan move to prove it.