Could West Ham take another gem from Manchester City's academy?

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United are being linked with another bright young Manchester City product.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

According to a recent report from the People, West Ham United are interested in Manchester City youngster Tyrese Campbell, with the striker opting not to sign a new deal at the Etihad Stadium.

The 16-year-old is out of contract this summer and as such he could prove to be a bargain addition for the Hammers. But if the move does go through City will be desperately hoping he does not follow in the footsteps of another ex-Blue who has already shown glimpses of brilliance for Slaven Bilic’s side.

Martin Samuelsen joined West Ham last summer after seeing his contract at City come to an end and he showed in pre-season just what an exciting young player he is.

West Ham's manager Slaven Bilic looks dejected

The Norwegian later moved on loan to Peterborough United where he excelled, one of his most memorable – and mature – performances coming against West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.

That showing proved Samuelsen can cut it against top flight opponents and it was not long before he also earned his first senior international cap.

Still only 19, Samuelsen will be hoping to really make the breakthrough at the Hammers in the coming months and he could soon be joined by Campbell.

Peterborough's Martin Samuelsen misses during the penalty shootout

The England under-17 international is highly rated at City but the son of former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell looks set to move on, with the Gunners the other club allegedly interested.

But if Samuelsen has his ear and Campbell wants chances sooner rather than later he would be wise to move to West Ham where the future looks very bright, and the duo would ultimately have the chance to prove City lost not one future star, but two.

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