Date: 25th June 2019 at 5:22pm
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West Ham winger Martin Samuelsen will remain with FK Haugesund after a loan extension deal was agreed to keep him at the club until 2020.

The confirmed on their official website that the 22-year-old wide man will remain with the Norwegian side until the end of the year after initially joining back in February on a deal which ended at the end of June.

Samuelsen, who has played twice for the senior side in east , is a Norwegian under-21 international and has played 14 times for Haugesund, scoring four goals.

It seems as though the winger is enjoying his time playing back in his home country and if the player is settled and earning good experience then why bring him back sooner than required? He would obviously not be able to pick up much playing time with West Ham if he were to return with plenty of experience and quality at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal out wide and so this loan extension works in favour of both player and club. Will he be able to make the step up to the Hammers’ first team? That is the big question and right now it is difficult to judge whether he does have the potential required. The Norwegian league is some way off the demands of the League and if are looking to develop quality to push them on, this is Samuelsen’s time to shine. His performances between now and the end of 2019 could well determine whether he has a future at and he could be looking at a permanent exit come January.