Reported Rangers target and QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel will indeed move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce when his contract expires in the summer.

That’s according to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol who also reiterated that both Rangers and Celtic were tailing the talented right-winger.

But it appears both sides of the Old Firm have lost in the race to secure the Nigerian-born forward’s future with Osayi-Samuel set to leave Loftus Road for one of the most unique clubs in football.

Fenerbahce might compete in European competition but they actually play in the Asian side of historic city Istanbul making them one of the world’s biggest Euro-Asian giants.

Samuel’s move to Turkey also comes after earlier reports from the nation – not always the most reliable – claimed the winger was interesting the Super Lig side.


Bursa Hakimiyet claimed back at the beginning of January that the 23-year-old winger had agreed a deal with Fenerbahce.

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Rangers have been linked to Osayi-Samuel since the second half of last year [Scottish Sun] with the Gers reportedly looking at a number of pre-contract options.

The news comes after ex-Gers boss and current Rs manager Mark Warburton mentioned Rangers and Celtic alongside talented wide man Osayi-Samuel.

Warburton was joking after a spate of links in the press which claimed Samuel was interesting both Rangers and Celtic.

“Apparently he’s going to Celtic and Fenerbahce and Rangers as well,” said the QPR manager [West London Sport].

“I hope he’s got a good passport.”

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Reported Rangers target Bright OsayI-Samuel is on the way to Fenerbahce in Turkey, according to reports. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Whilst Rangers look set to miss out on a pre-contract deal for one forward player, there’s another who is “extremely close” to joining the club.

Here’s how the player’s current manager reacted to the suggestion that he could join the ranks at Ibrox in January rather than the summer.

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