Turkish journo Tâlha Arslan, who has been reporting the Bright Osayi-Samuel story for some considerable time, has now claimed Rangers have stolen a march on Celtic by formally bidding for the right winger.
The Fenerbahçe attacker, contracted for another four years at the Süper Lig giants, is Nigerian-born but has spent his life in England from the age of 8, and has no caps for any country despite a fairly decent time of it in the Championship with QPR.
Now, as we say, settled in Turkey the past 6 months, the 23-yo winger is allegedly on Rangers’ radar with a market value of around £4M.
Rangers desperately do need a proper dedicated right winger, it’s a position vacant since Daniel Candeias left and he wasn’t exactly that spectacular either, but we’re not sure ‘BOS’ (as we’ll call him) is the most impressive solution.
One goal and one assist in 18 for Fenerbahçe last season and 3 and 3 in 21 for QPR the season before aren’t exactly numbers to fill us with excitement.
Indeed, we still advocate a move for Bologna’s Andreas Skov Olsen who wouldn’t cost a tonne more and whose career stats are far superior to the Nigerian.
Still, we will wait to see if this is another journo full of it, or there’s anything real here.