Toni Martinez posts on Instagram after agreeing another loan from West Ham

Toni Martinez during a training session as part of the pre-season tour to Austria on August 1, 2018 in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Martinez has struggled to break through at West Ham and returned to the club this month.

Toni Martinez arrives at the stadium ahead the friendly match between West Ham United and SCO Angers on August 3, 2018 in Grodig, Austria.

Toni Martinez has posted on Instagram after completing a second loan move over the weekend, leaving West Ham United again and returning to his home country of Spain.

The 21-year-old striker is in danger of leaving West Ham in the summer as his contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and he desperately needs to impress the Hammers in order to earn a new deal.


He was loaned to La Liga 2 side Rayo Majadahonda at the start of the season and made history with the second-tier club, scoring their first ever goal at that level in a 2-1 loss to Real Zaragoza.

But that was only one of his two goals in 18 games for Rayo, and he returned to West Ham in a bid to engineer a second loan. This time, he has joined Rayo's La Liga 2 relegation rivals Lugo, as confirmed on his Instagram.

View this post on Instagram

New chapter. "Isto é Lugo e aquí hai que sachar" @club_deportivo_lugo #ForzaLugo⚪️

A post shared by Toni Martínez (@antoniomtnez_29) on

It seems somewhat of a sideways move for ex-Valencia youth player Martinez, with Lugo sitting on the same points as Rayo - two places above them in 15th but only on goal difference.

Martinez was given his West Ham debut last season by David Moyes, but has the likes of Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez above him in the pecking order.

Toni Martinez of West Ham United during the friendly match between West Ham United and FSV Mainz 05 at Sportzentrum Schwaz on July 31, 2018 in Schwaz, Austria.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch