West Ham midfielder Martin Samuelsen has admitted he may have to consider his future at the club.
The Norwegian is currently on loan back in his homeland with FK Haugesund. The 22-year-old has been in fine form with the club, scoring nine goals from 29 appearances. Speaking to TV2 he admitted he may now leave West Ham permanently after several loan spells away from the club.
“I have an idea of what I want, but we have a good part of the season (left) with Haugesund, so I will focus on that for the time being.
“But after so many loans and short stays here and there, I think it’s important for me to gain that stability over time.
“I want to feel like I belong, that I’m part of something, rather than feeling like you’re a mercenary.”
Samuelsen has previously had spells on loan at Peterborough United, Blackburn Rovers, Burton Albion, and VVV Venlo but has not recently been a feature at West Ham. His last senior appearance for the club came in July 2015.
The former Manchester City youngster has three senior caps for Norway and he is right to be considering his long-term future away from West Ham.
He appeared to have a fan in former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic but has not had any luck winning over either of David Moyes or Manuel Pellegrini.
It now looks increasingly unlikely that the midfield playmaker is ever going to be given an extended opportunity in the West Ham first-team and, therefore, an exit from the club appears to make the most sense.
His current contract with the Hammers expires next summer, and the club will surely be looking for buyers in January.