Former Queens Park Rangers and Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (February 11) that West Ham United youngster Martin Samuelsen has a bright future.
Samuelsen joined West Ham in the summer of 2015 and joined Peterborough United on loan in November.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has been playing well for Peterborough so far and featured against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening.
The Norway Under-18 international started the FA Cup fourth-round replay at the ABAX Stadium and played for the entire game.
Graham Wesley’s side lost the tie on penalties, but Wilkins was impressed with the performance of Samuelsen.
“The one that stood out for me was a young lad on loan from West Ham - Samuelsen, Norwegian chap, only 18, really played with some character,” said the former Rangers midfielder on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (February 11).
“He is a young man at West Ham, so keep an eye on that young man,” added Wilkins.
“Once he grows into a full man’s body, I think he could be a half-decent footballer,” claimed the former Chelsea and Manchester United man.
West Ham are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 40 points from 26 matches.
Meanwhile, Peterborough currently find themselves 10th in the League One table with 44 points from 30 matches, six points behind Millwall, who are sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.