Date: 27th August 2016 at 8:36am
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Martin Samuelsen, West Ham’s teenage winger who joined them from Manchester City a year ago, has joined Blackburn on loan.

Last season he had a loan with Peterborough and impressed, we’ll hope for the same from the Norwegian during this spell at Ewood Park. During that time with Posh he scored twice in 20-matches.

Samuelsen arrives at Blackburn on a season-long loan deal having signed a new contract with West Ham that ties the 19-year-old to the Hammers for the next four-years with the opening one spent with Rovers.

Owen Coyle’s (then) eighth arrival of the summer came about quickly, which he was happy about, with the Blackburn boss telling rovers.co.uk he feels he’s a real talent, one of the most talented youngster around at the moment.

‘Martin Samuelsen is one of the most talented young players in the country. He is a player that we’ve had to fight a host of clubs to secure the loan, which we have done. Some transfers can happen very quickly, others can be prolonged, and in Martin’s case it was quite a quick one.’

He impressed at League 1 level with Peterborough with the Championship, with Blackburn, the next step.

Samuelsen has been called up to the Norway squad for the upcoming international break with him a player who will ‘entertain’ with Coyle concluding.

‘He is a young exciting talent. He is a player that can play anywhere across the front positions. He’s an attacking player that can take people on, he’s pleasing on the eye, entertaining, and he can create chances and score goals. He’s already a full international and has been called up by Norway for their World Cup qualifier against Germany next month, so that shows the esteem that the kid is held in.’

A good addition to the squad in theory isn’t he?

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