Posh swoop to sign highly-rated West Ham United attacker Martin Samuelsen.

Peterborough United have secured the loan signing of highly-rated West Ham United attacker Martin Samuelsen in a loan deal until 2nd January 2016.

Posh fought off competition from a number of other clubs to obtain the 18-year-old who has completed the paperwork ahead of the Sky Bet League One fixture with Barnsley at the ABAX Stadium.

The Norwegian youngster joined West Ham United on a two-year contract from Manchester City in June 2015 and can also operate in either wide position.

Capped by his country at U16, U17 and U18 levels, he impressed on his debut in a UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first-round tie against Maltese side Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground on 16 July 2015 and he also featured in the Hammers side that played Posh during pre-season.

Samuelsen will wear the number 36 shirt during his stay at the ABAX. Reaction to follow.