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Martin Samuelsen

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

17/04/1997

Height

189 cm

Signed

16/01/2020

Country

Norway

Hull City completed the signing of Martin Samuelsen from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee in January 2020.

The versatile Norwegian - who can operate on either flank or through the middle as a number 9 or 10 - penned a two-and-a-half year deal at the KCOM Stadium.

Born in Haugesund, Samuelsen initially moved to English football with Manchester City at the age of 15 but departed to join the Hammers in the summer of 2015 after three years at the Etihad Stadium.

Penning a two-year deal at Upton Park, he made his competitive debut in a Europa League qualifying round first-leg win over Malta outfit Birkikara FC before joining Peterborough United on loan in November 2015. He made a total of 20 appearances as a Posh player in all competitions, two of which came under Grant McCann's temporary spell in charge at London Road, before returning to his parent club.

Loan spells have formed much of the 23-year-old's career to-date, with stints at Blackburn Rovers (2016/17), Peterborough (2016/17), Burton Albion (2017/18) and Dutch side VVV-Venlo in 2017/18.

After returning to West Ham, he was on the move once again in February 2019 when moving to hometown club FK Haugesund on loan, where he scored 14 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions, as well as racking up five assists before returning to East London.

After six loan spells during his time as a Hammer, Samuelsen opted for a permanent move for the next step in his career when joining the Tigers and made eight appearances in all competitions in his first season as a Hull City player.

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