Is Martin Samuelsen's time at West Ham United coming to an end?

Nathan Holland of West Ham United is challenged by Josh Bowler of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium on April 29, 2019 in...

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini reportedly plans to promote Nathan Holland to the first-team next season.

Nathan Holland of West Ham (L) challenges Ragnar Sigurdsson of Fulham FC for the ball during the preseason friendly match between West Ham United FC and Fulham FC at Sportzentrum Graz-...

According to The Sun, West Ham United see Nathan Holland as next season’s Declan Rice.

Rice has had a wonderful breakthrough year at the London Stadium, where he has burst into Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team and taken the Premier League by storm.

Rice is now considered one of the first names on West Ham’s teamsheet, and there is hope that Holland can do the same.

 

Holland has just signed a new long-term contract with West Ham, and Pellegrini reportedly intends to give him a chance next season.

However, that could be bad news for Martin Samuelsen's hopes.

Samuelsen has been sent on a series of loan spells away from West Ham, with mixed success. 

Ben Clappison of Hull tackles Martin Samuelsen of West Ham during the Second Leg of the Premier League U21 Cup Final at the KC Stadium on May 04, 2016 in Hull, England.

The 22-year-old has impressed for West Ham's youth sides and at Peterborough United, but his other loan spells have been less successful. 

With Holland’s impending promotion, Samuelsen's task of getting into West Ham’s team looks a lot harder.

And if Holland, who is two years younger than him, is now ahead of him in the pecking order, it be may time for Samuelsen to move away from the London Stadium for good.

Josh Cullen of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 23, 2018 in Romford, England.

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