Fulham among clubs linked with QPR star after bid is accepted
Fulham and Leicester are among those ready to match Club Brugge’s offer for QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, it is claimed.
The Sun on Sunday have picked up on a story by Football Insider which claimed that the Whites, Leicester and Brighton want him.
Football Insider say it has been told that by “a recruitment source” that the three clubs are “attempting to ambush” the proposed Brugge deal.
The website has previously linked Osayi-Samuel with various clubs, including Southampton and Leeds, and his QPR team-mate Ryan Manning with West Ham, Norwich, Watford, Everton, Southampton, Wolves and Newcastle.
Rangers have accepted a £4.7m offer for Osayi-Samuel from Club Brugge, having previously rejected a £3m bid.
He was withdrawn from the squad for Saturday’s match against Millwall because of the proposed deal.
QPR manager Mark Warburton confirmed after the game that Osayi-Samuel had been omitted because a move was in the offing.
“There’s very strong interest from a Belgian club,” Warburton said.
“Bright was training with us yesterday to start today. But talks are now at an advanced stage and it was a case of acting in everyone’s interests.
“No paperwork has been finalised but talks are certainly at an advanced stage.”
QPR hoped to tie Osayi-Samuel to a longer-term deal, having taken up an option to extend his contract until 2021 – it had been due to expire this summer. It initially looked likely that he would re-sign.
But he turned down offers from Rangers, who have rejected approaches for him from other clubs – none of whom indicated they were willing to pay close to the £5m mark.
19/07/2020 @ 9:40 pm
BOS owes Qpr very little. In fact he could well see out his contract and move for free with the club getting nothing. The fee if suggested is around 4.75million and this is a good return of the money that was paid to Blackpool for him. He is only 22 and with the right coaching and game time he could be playing champions league football within 4 years. This may sound extreme but the improvement in the last season alone has been massive..his all-round game is so much better than when he first came to us and he reminds me of when I first watched sir les before he was sent on loan to turkey. Bos needs to stay humble but maybe improve on his arrogance slightly to get that extra edge..its a shame he is leaving and I feel for eze and chair as they will not get to fulfil their dreams of taker the club into the premier league. I wish Bos man all the best and I hope he stays clear of injuries and becomes world famous. Thanks for always giving your best for the shirt!
19/07/2020 @ 3:56 pm
Brights future he believes lies else where . Personally as a Rs fan I want him to stay and improve under MW . But i understand their careers are short and his star is rising . Bright go for it mate but please remember where it started and treat my club with the respect it and us fans have shown you. Good luck and my very best wishes to you and your family.