What happened to the supremely talented 24-year-old who West Ham sold last year?
I bet you’re all thinking who on earth we’re talking about.
The fact that he’s already 24 absolutely baffled me when I was writing this article.
The man is question is Martin Samuelsen.
David Moyes made the decision to move him on from the London Stadium on a permanent basis in January 2020 for around £720k (Transfermarkt).
He was so highly rated as a youngster in East London.
Described as a ‘dribble king’ by Bleacher Report over five years ago, the young winger never really made a breakthrough for the Hammers.
Or more to the point, he was never really given enough chances to prove himself with just two senior appearances for West Ham to his name.
What happened to 24-year-old ace Martin Samuelsen after West Ham sold him?
Samuelsen left the London Stadium for Hull City just under two years ago.
The Norwegian played just 18 games for the Tigers, bagging two goals and three assists in the process (Transfermarkt).
He was swiftly moved on from Hull to Danish club Aalborg on loan in January 2021 before being sold permanently to Norwegian side Haugesund in the summer.
Samuelsen had previously spent loan spells with Haugesund during his West Ham days.
The 24-year-old has racked up some impressive numbers for his new side with 16 goals and six assists to his name in 51 games (Transfermarkt).
It’s such a shame that we never got to see what he was truly capable of at West Ham.
Samuelsen was obviously incredibly talented young player when he was at the London Stadium.
It is very much a case of what might have been.
And we wish the Norway international all the best in his future career.