Report: Major twist emerges around future of in-demand QPR man


QPR have restarted contract talks with Bright Osayi-Samuel, after the winger’s proposed move to Belgian champions Club Brugge fell through, a report from West London Sport has claimed.

It was reported last month that Brugge had seen a £4.7million offer accepted by QPR for Osayi-Samuel, who has just a year left on his contract at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

However, the latest reports now claim that that potential move is off, after Osayi-Samuel had asked for more time to consider his next move, with the winger now said to have decided against a switch to Belgium.

It is thought that both Rangers and Osayi-Samuel had hoped that the news of Brugge’s offer would have tempted clubs in England to make their own moves for the winger.

However, as yet no offers have come in from English-based clubs, despite several in the top two tiers of English football – including Crystal Palace – being linked with the 22-year-old.

As a result, it has now been claimed that QPR will look to reopen contract talks with Osayi-Samuel when the squad return to pre-season training next week, although there has reportedly been no indication that the attacker will sign a new deal with the club.

This could turn into something of a problem for QPR.

While having him at the club for next season would be a boost for their prospects in the coming campaign, the fact that looks unlikely to sign a new deal with the club means they risk losing him for free this time next year, if no club makes a move for him before then.

Should that happen, it would mean Rangers would be missing out on a decent fee for a decent player, making it even harder to replace Osayi-Samuel in the squad in the long run.

Share this article