Martin Samuelsen says he's learning from Dimitri Payet in West Ham United training

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West Ham United's Martin Samuelsen joined the club from Manchester City this summer, and has already made his senior debut in the Europa League.

West Ham United youngster Martin Samuelsen has told the club's official website that he is trying to learn as much as possible from Dimitri Payet in training.

Samuelsen joined the Hammers this summer, after leaving Manchester City, and he is enjoying linking up with the quality players in the senior set-up at Upton Park. 

The 18-year-old is an attacking midfielder, who specialises at creating chances for others, and he feels that working so closely with Payet is improving his game considerably.

“I’m trying to learn as much as I can from him, we play in similar positions, similar roles so I try to copy some of the stuff that he does," he said. "He’s an amazing player.

“I love being involved in the first team, in training, on the bench, hopefully playing soon. Hopefully we can win our first game on Monday.”

Samuelsen's first-team appearances for the Hammers so far have been in pre-season matches, and during their Europa League qualification campaign. 

Despite this limited time on the pitch, he has still impressed and was rewarded by Slaven Bilic with a place on the substitutes' bench for a meeting with Liverpool. 

Payet, meanwhile, has been showcasing the skills that have impressed Samuelsen so much in training out on a Premier League stage. 

The Frenchman has scored three goals in his first five games, with his ability in possession adding another dimension to West Ham's attacking play. 

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