West Ham loanee Toni Martinez scores on debut, against team he left last week

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

On-loan West Ham star Toni Martinez cancelled his Rayo Majadahonda loan last week.

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 caused plenty of controversy on Saturday evening as the West Ham United loanee scored on his debut for loan side CD Lugo, against the side he played for during the first half of the season.

The 21-year-old joined Rayo Majadahonda at the start of the season but managed just two goals in 18 appearances for the La Liga 2 side. His season-long loan was cancelled last week, before he joined Rayo's relegation rivals.

Indeed, Martinez joined CD Lugo on loan until the end of the season. Upon joining Lugo, Martinez had completed a somewhat controversial move given that his new side were on level points with Rayo.

 

The two sides sit just a few points above the drop zone, making Saturday's evening clash between Rayo and Lugo crucial. It just so happened to be Martinez's debut.

Just 24 minutes into the game, Martinez scored on his debut for Lugo as his new side went on to beat his old side 3-2 in a crucial win. Rayo sit just one place above the relegation zone, two points separating them from the drop.

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.

Martinez was the centre of attention both sides during the clash, in which he impressed - despite the controversy surrounding the switch. The former Valencia youth player will have been delighted with his start, though.

The Spain Under-17 international has played just three times for West Ham, but is out of contract at the end of the season and will be desperate to prove that he is deserving of another contract. His debut for Lugo is a good sign.

L-R West Ham United's Toni Martinez and Shrewsbury Town's Mat Sadler

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