Martin Samuelsen outlines West Ham target next season

Peterborough's Martin Samuelsen misses during the penalty shootout

Martin Samuelsen believes that West Ham United can compete for a top-six finish in the Premier League next season.

Peterborough's Martin Samuelsen misses during the penalty shootout

West Ham United youngster Martin Samuelsen has told the club’s official website that the London club can finish in the top six of the Premier League next season.

The Hammers ended up seventh in the Premier League table during the 2015-16 campaign.

However, Slaven Bilic’s side finished just four points behind Manchester City, who clinched the fourth and final Champions League spot.

Peterborough's Martin Samuelsen misses during the penalty shootout

Samuelsen, who is just 19 years of age and can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, believes that West Ham can finish in the top six of the Premier League table next season.

“Looking at how the club did last year, I think we can do even better this year,” Samuelsen told West Ham’s official website.

“With some new players coming in, I think we have a strong squad and we should definitely be at least in the top six.”

Peterborough's Martin Samuelsen looks dejected after he misses during the penalty shootout

West Ham have been active in the summer transfer window already, signing Sofiane Feghouli and Havard Nordtveit.

Toni Martinez and Domingos Quina have also been added, and there could be a few more signings to come.

The Hammers are an ambitious club, and moving into the Olympic Stadium is a sign of that.

A top-six finish in the Premier League next season is not going to be easy, but the West Ham fans should be optimistic.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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