Rangers make contact with club regarding mercurial player Celtic are also keen on - Journalist
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Rangers make contact with club regarding rapid player Celtic are also keen on - Journalist

Rangers have made contact with Fenerbahçe regarding Bright Osayi-Samuel, a player Celtic are also keen on, according to Turkish journalist Tâlha Arslan.

Rangers reportedly started monitoring Osayi-Samuel last year when he was playing in the EFL Championship with QPR [Scottish Sun].

Osayi-Samuel tucks away a penalty for QPR against Norwich City in December 2020. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Yet, amid interest from the Gers and several other clubs, the winger opted to move to Fener in January on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

He hasn’t settled, though, and the Super Lig giants are reportedly willing to sell him after just 19 appearances.

In June, Arslan asserted that both Rangers and Celtic were ‘seriously interested’ in the rapid Nigerian and now, he’s claimed that the Gers have made a move.

On Monday morning, he tweeted that the Light Blues had submitted a ‘formal bid’ [translated] for the player.

An estimation of the amount allegedly offered wasn’t provided but earlier this summer Fotospor suggested Fener value him at £3m.

The Rangers and Celtic-linked winger has struggled to settle in Turkey and the Gers have reportedly now made contact with Fenerbahçe. (Photo by /BSR Agency/Getty Images)

The links to Osayi-Samuel have been around for some time, so it wouldn’t be a major surprise if there was something in this update.

The Gers aren’t desperate for additions in wide areas, with Ryan Kent, Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala all quality options.

However, there is space in that area of the squad after Jordan Jones was sold to Wigan and Josh McPake, Glenn Middleton and Kai Kennedy were all sent out on loan.

Osayi-Samuel is a mercurial player and his stats at former club QPR – 13 goals and 13 assists in 115 appearances – aren’t overly impressive. 

However, at 23, he’s not yet the finished article, and this insight provided by an EFL expert may get Rangers fans more excited than his raw numbers.

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