Warburton: Osayi-Samuel exit would be ‘on QPR’s terms’
QPR manager Mark Warburton says he still hopes to start next season with Bright Osayi-Samuel in his squad.
Rangers have accepted an offer from Club Brugge for the winger, who played on Wednesday evening following talks with the Belgian outfit.
He was withdrawn from the squad for Saturday’s game against Millwall but returned for the trip to West Brom and plans to assess his options now the season has ended.
QPR and the player himself have been hoping that other clubs might come forward with offers for him.
Asked if he agreed Osayi-Samuel’s outing at The Hawthorns is likely to be his final appearance for the R’s, Warburton said: “No I don’t. He’s a QPR player.
“I think the world of him and how he’s adapted and worked and the quality he’s delivered.”
Osayi-Samuel’s contract expires next year and he has rejected offers of a new deal, prompting Rangers to accept a £4.7m bid for him.
He is mulling over the move to Belgium, but Premier League and some Championship clubs have been made aware of his potential availability.
Warburton, whose squad will return to training in three weeks’ time, added: “Whatever happens happens. But if any player leaves QPR – and this is the key point – they leave on QPR’s terms. That’s what people have to realise.
“Every player in the world has got a price, whoever they are. If that valuation is met then everyone should win.
“I hope very much that everyone returns in 20 days’ time. But if we lose one or two it’s on QPR’s terms, that’s for sure.”
23/07/2020 @ 3:42 pm
You only need look to the bench to realise how stretched we are for playing staff. But we need to sell to survive unfortunately. A half decent team is years away.
23/07/2020 @ 2:23 pm
and I thought the Belgian deal was on BOS’s terms. The figure quoted was a bit light in my view, he MUST be worth more than that.