West Ham confirm the situation regarding Martin Samuelsen

The young Norwegian is currently on loan at Peterborough United from West Ham United.

West Ham United’s official Twitter account has clarified the situation regarding midfielder Martin Samuelsen.

The 18-year-old midfielder is currently on loan at League One side Peterborough United but he made a somewhat surprising appearance for the Hammers’ under-21 side when they took on their West Bromwich Albion counterparts on Monday evening.

Recent suggestions were that West Ham had given Samuelsen permission to play in Peterborough’s FA Cup second round match against Luton Town, but after the Norwegian teenager was not included in the match-day squad on that occasion some Posh fans wondered what was going on.

Now West Ham have clarified the situation on social media, explaining that they did not give permission for Samuelsen to become cup-tied, and that Peterborough have allowed the attacking midfielder to feature for the Hammers’ under-21s this week.

Samuelsen enjoyed an outstanding debut for Posh against Scunthorpe United and it will be interesting to see how he develops in the coming months.


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