Samuelsen has linked up with Peterborough United on loan until January 2016, just days before the close of the Football League loan window.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has impressed with the Hammers this season, having joined Slaven Bilic’s team over the summer from Manchester City. He played well during pre-season, and the attacking midfielder was gifted the opportunity to impress at senior level in the Europa League.
Named as part of Bilic’s squad for the European competition, Samuelsen came on as a substitute in both games against Birkirkara in the second qualifying round.
Since the start of the Premier League, the attacker has moved back down to Under-21 football, and this loan deal offers Samuelsen the chance to play consistent competitive football to continue his development.
Highly rated at the Boleyn Ground, many believe that Samuelsen has the talent needed to go all the way as a top flight player, and following the confirmation of the loan deal, West Ham and Peterborough fans reacted to the news on Twitter.
Peterborough fans are extremely delighted, and whilst West Ham fans believe the football will do his development good, there are some who believe he should have remained with Bilic’s team as a replacement for the injured Dimitri Payet.
Buzzing with the Samuelson loan, Addison obviously didn't have a great game but will hopefully improve #pufc— Liam Pitchford (@LiamPitch) November 24, 2015
Thoughts on Samuelson and Henry going out on loan? It's good in my eyes as its first team experience!— #SeeYouSoonDimitri ⚒ (@CmonYouIronssss) November 24, 2015
@PLifesson Don't understand the Samuelsen loan,if he sends Antonio out as well without giving him a chance I'll be falling out with Slaven.— Ray (@bonzoRay) November 24, 2015
@talkSPORTDrive you happy getting Samuelsen on loan for 7 games? The kids got potential to be very special! Look after him— ⚒ Ⓔⓓⓓ ⚒ (@LedZepEdd) November 24, 2015
Samuelson a great loan signing for Posh,like this boy a lot,could easily hold his own in our squad,and with Payet out,sorry he's gone.— Ray (@bonzoRay) November 24, 2015
Just seen we've brought in Martin Samuelson on loan - very happy with that based on what I saw in pre-season against us. #pufc— Aaron Gratton (@ABGratton24) November 24, 2015
Buzzing with signing Samuelsen on loan! He was quality pre season— Will Ashby (@WilliamAshby) November 24, 2015