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Wolves youngster Samuels: Maddison convinced me about Aberdeen move

Wolves youngster Austin Samuels wants to follow in the footsteps of the likes of James Maddison by using a loan spell at Aberdeen to kick-start his career.

The 20-year-old has joined the Dons on a one-year loan from Wolves that also includes an option to buy, and made his debut in last month's 1-1 draw with Ross County before the international break.

England midfielder Maddison was a similar age when he joined Aberdeen on loan from Norwich in 2016, going on to score two goals in 17 appearances.

“I definitely know that they do develop a lot of good young players here," Samuels said. “Obviously Maddison is the stand-out one for me, watching him in the Premier League every week for Leicester.

“That was definitely a factor and something I thought about. Hopefully I can emulate that as well and kick on my career throughout this season and the seasons to go.

“When I knew Aberdeen were interested I wanted to come here. I know the history of the club, they've got so many good players and are always going well in the league, so it was definitely a place I wanted to come and develop myself."


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