David Gold explains what Barry Fry told him about Martin Samuelsen's superb goal

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The West Ham United youngster is currently on loan at Peterborough United.

West Ham United joint chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to share a conversation he had with former Peterborough United manager Barry Fry about Hammers sensation Martin Samuelsen.

The 18-year-old signed for West Ham in the summer from Manchester City and anyone who saw him in pre-season action would have quickly realised Slaven Bilic had an unpolished gem on his hands.

Since those impressive friendly outings Samuelsen has only featured twice for West Ham’s first-team in competitive action – on both occasions in the Europa League – but he is already making waves on loan at Peterborough and he scored his first goal for them in a 3-2 victory against Sheffield United this weekend.

Peterborough were 2-1 up with just six minutes remaining, before an own-goal from Jack Baldwin appeared to gift United a share of the spoils.

But Samuelsen had other ideas, the West Ham youngster scoring just a minute later when his dazzling run led to a calm finish into the bottom left corner.

At the rate he is going there will be plenty more goals both for Posh and for the Hammers and after the game Gold said the following on Twitter:

“Just had a call from my pal Barry Fry at Peterborough telling me that Martin Samuelsen beat seven (he exaggerates) players to score the winner.”

Even if it was a slight exaggeration there is no doubting the teenager’s quality and it will be interesting to see what the rest of the season has in store for him.

 

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