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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