Martin Samuelsen has informed West Ham United’s official site that Slaven Bilic told him that he was impressed with his appearances while on a loan spells at Peterborough United.
Samuelsen spent the back end of last season out on loan at The Posh, where he became a part of the League One’s side’s first-team.
Although the Norwegian international was not a permanent starter for Peterborough, his talent shone through and his reputation increased considerably due to his impressive performances.
Samuelsen is now due to spend pre-season with West Ham’s first-team, and the youngster is hoping to catch his manager’s eye.
“I've talked a little with Slaven Bilic and he was impressed with what he saw,” said Samuelsen. “I'll be with West Ham in pre-season, but it's impossible to know what happens.
“I obviously hope to get a place in the Premier League squad, but know I have to train well. I have to really impress in the summer, but nothing is impossible.”
Samuelsen joined West Ham from Manchester City last summer, and he has already caught the attention of supporters of the London club.
The 19-year-old has only made two senior appearances, but he has been a standout performer at youth level.
Samuelsen helped West Ham's under-21 side win the Premier League Cup last campaign.
Peterborough have already expressed an interest in signing Sameulsen again next term, but it is unknown whether West Ham will be willing to loan the youngster out again.