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.
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.