Attacking midfielder Samuelsen has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Tigers, with the Club holding the option of adding a further year. He becomes Head Coach Grant McCann’s second signing of the January transfer window following Herbie Kane’s loan switch from Liverpool earlier this month.
A product of Vard Haugesund’s youth set-up in his native Norway, he first arrived in English football when joining Manchester City at the age of 15 following reported interest from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid before joining the Hammers in the summer of 2015.
The 22-year-old has gained first-team experience in a series of loan moves in recent seasons, including two loan spells at Peterborough United where he worked with current Tigers Head Coach Grant McCann, along with stints at Blackburn Rovers, Burton Albion, Dutch side VVV-Venlo and most recently FK Haugesund.
Samuelsen impressed for his hometown club in the Norwegian top-flight last term, scoring 14 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions, before returning to West Ham this summer.
Speaking after putting pen-to-paper at the KCOM Stadium, Samuelsen said: “I’m really excited to be here. It was an easy decision to join Hull City, especially so with the Club’s recent history.
“The manager was also a big factor. I know him well from my time on loan at Peterborough earlier in my career. He was a big influence on me during my time there and I’m looking forward to working with him again. I can’t wait to get going.”