West Ham United's new talent Martin Samuelson says the club will not be loaning him out this season

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The summer signing from Manchester City is not on his way out of the club at the moment.

This summer saw West Ham United snap up Norwegian youngster Martin Samuelson from Manchester City. The 18-year-old decided to make the switch to East London at the end of his contract at City as he looks for more regular first-team football in England.

He has now been speaking about his hopes for the season to Norwegian site Aftenposten. He told the site that he was hoping for first-team football at West Ham this season and stating that the club had no designs on sending him out on loan this campaign.

He said:

"I do not think the club wants to send me on loan. There are many games this season. I will not be disappointed if I have to play for the U21 team, I take it as it comes."

Samuelson has been impressing in pre-season and The Hammers seem to have picked up a good bargain.

But should they send him out on loan?

Samuelson might want to remain at the club but the fact is a loan away from the club might be perfect for him. The attacking midfielder would have plenty of local options to choose from if he did head out on a temporary deal away from The Hammers.

However he should stay. He is still young and playing in the under-21s will certainly be good enough for his development at the moment.

In time a loan spell will be perfect for the player but right now the best place for the Norwegian is West Ham.

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