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Counting down the top youth prospects for West Ham United: #9 Martin Samuelsen

The flying Norwegian has a lot of underrated ability


It takes some prodigious talent to catch the eye of Real Madrid and Chelsea at the age of 14. And that was indeed the case for Martin Samuelsen back in 2011.

The Norwegian young winger would then actually joined Manchester City’s academy ranks a year later before transferring to West Ham United in June 2015. After two loan spells at Peterborough United and one forgettable one at Blackburn, the now 20-year-old Samuelsen is back with the Hammers outlet.


At age 20, Samuelsen’s days as playing for the youth setup for West Ham may seem in his future this season if he doesn’t go out on loan again, or is sold. No question though, the lad has tons of ability with his dribble:

Future with the club

Despite their fine summer signings, West Ham know that none of those players they brought in are young. With how promising their youth academy usually is, keeping a young talent like Samuelsen is a must for the Hammers. Him following the same path of Toni Martinez would be nice, as the Spaniard has a legitimate chance of staying with the first team this season.

And it helps for Samuelsen and his future at the club to see that one of the owning Davids, this time David Gold, thanks highly enough of him to post a tweet about his recovery from throat surgery.

May it all work out this season for this talented individual from Haugesound, Norway.