Nigerian-born British footballer bright Osayi-Samuel has penned a four-year deal with Turkish league side Fenerbahce and he is expected to join the club’s first-team squad next after negotiations came to an end between the two clubs.
The QPR star decides to take his trade elsewhere despite receiving offers from British clubs last summer.
For the Turkish club, this is another investment that could turn out to be the best in the nearest future.
The 23-year old fast left midfielder has been on the radar of the Turkish club for a while now, but there was no light at the end of the tunnel initially.
The details of Bright Osayi-Samuel’s move to Fenerbahce
Osayi-Samuel signs for Fenerbahce for four years and he is expected to join the first team from July after clearance has been carried between the English league side and Turkish club.
He joins Fenerbahce for an undisclosed transfer fee but he is expected to earn higher.
The failed bid by Celtic
Scottish record Champions Celtic tried to sign the Englishman but could not complete negotiations with his representatives since it appears a move to turkey would be the best option for him.
The head coach of Celtic also publicly revealed his desire to land the fast left midfielder in the winter.
The plans by Fenerbahce when Bright Osayi-Samuel joins the first team
The creativity in the midfield so far this season has been encouraging, however, the club still needs more reinforcement as the fight continues for the league title this season.
As things stand currently, Besiktas lead the Super Lig table tied on the same point with Fenerbahce closely followed by Galatasaray in third with just two points gap.
Manager Bulut Erol has an ageing list of the midfielder in his squad and bright’s signing is the right step to take. At least, he’ll integrate with the first team quickly.
The career stats backing the former QPR star
Started his professional career with Blackpool in 2015, he scored four goals in 64 appearances in his two-year stay at the club.
He joined Queens Park Rangers in 2017, having over 102 appearances with 11 goals.