Aberdeen’s Wolves loanee Austin Samuels says he takes motivation from the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo into his work at Pittodrie.

The striker has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan deal from Wolves, the Scottish Premiership club holding an option to buy in the summer. Samuels is a pacey striker and has shone in front of goal at youth level – but he knows there is ‘room for improvement’ at Aberdeen.

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Samuels has joined from Wolves on a season-long loan. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He’s excited to make the move to Pittodrie and points to the Portuguese forward as someone to learn from, even from afar: “I feel that, even if you are the best player in the world, there’s always room for improvement. It is up to you if you want to make sure you keep progressing every day. That is what I intend to do.

“Ronaldo is an inspiration to everyone – to his team-mates and people even older than him. He’s my favourite player definitely. I look up to everything he does. As soon as I heard about the interest from Aberdeen I was excited.

 

“I knew this is where I wanted to come to develop as a player. I kept it to myself and my family, as sometimes these things don’t always get over the line, but I was so happy when everything was agreed.”

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