The ongoing January transfer window has the feeling of a closing sale for the West Ham United academy. In true ‘all things must go’ style, the Hammers have loaned out Nathan Holland and sold Joe Powell, Dan Kemp looks like he’s going to leave and Martin Samuelsen is the latest out of the door.
Good luck, Martin!
— West Ham United (@WestHam) January 16, 2020
The fans are far from happy with this approach. They’ve seen a lot of promising signs from their young side, and whilst the Irons have got a few young players in their side at the moment, Samuelsen is one that a lot of the fans had high hopes for.
However, as the youngster has left for Hull City, a lot of the fans are kicking off as yet another young talent has been let go, even if the club have made a good decision regarding the player and didn’t see a future for him in Stratford.
Will this transfer window be a big one?
You can read the Hammers’ verdict on the Samuelsen sale here:
Yet another top talent departs!! What’s the point of our amazing u23 side if none of them ever get first team opportunity’s? Guarantee these lads would give 100% unlike some of our multi millionaire prima donnas!!
— Gary Abrahams (@GaryAbrahams1) January 16, 2020
— COYIrons (@COYIrons_com) January 16, 2020
Another lads career ruined by Gold Sully & Brady… #GSBOUT
— (@1ammer) January 16, 2020
Our club certainly knows how to sell off the family silver,constantly selling young players for mercenary foreign players.we may well need our young players next season in the championship
— Michael daniels (@mickdaniels29) January 16, 2020
I can remember this lad being THE hottest of the hot, and how we had to nurture his talent as not to burn him out! …. Now, after a run in Hulls team, look for a big move to a prem top team
— Steve Davis (@RUsureIsaidthat) January 16, 2020
Can’t believe this is a good idea….. never had a proper chance.
— Daren Game (@DarenGame) January 16, 2020
The Hammers have got a lot of time for Samuelsen, and many of them will be keen to follow his career in the Championship with Hull.