Sander Berge's West Ham trial confirmed, report claims deal likely; another Samuelsen?

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Norwegian teenager Sander Berge has joined West Ham on trial.

Norwegian club Valerenga have confirmed on their official website that teenager Sander Berge has joined West Ham United on trial - and newspaper VG believe a deal is likely.

The Hammers brought in Sam Byram from Leeds United last week, but manager Slaven Bilic may be keen to add some talented teenagers to his youth ranks in a bid to build for the future.

Having signed the likes of Martin Samuelsen and Luka Belic since Bilic's arrival, it's clear that the Croatian is keen to focus on the now as well as the future, by signing young prospects.

Now, Valerenga have confirmed on their official website that teenager Sander Berge has travelled to London to begin a week-long trial with West Ham United.

They state that the 17-year-old midfielder will train with West Ham in a bid to win a contract with the Hammers - and there are suggestions that a deal is likely.

Norwegian newspaper VG report that the powerful, 6ft 3in midfielder is likely to win a contract with West Ham, who have already watched him previously.

That move would pair him up with fellow Norwegian, playmaker Samuelsen, who has earned plaudits for his appearances for West Ham's Under-21's and on loan at Peterborough, with the Hammers seemingly keen to scour Norway for another Samuelsen - and Berge could well be that man.

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