Gers link returns for reported Gerrard target, Beale “interested”


Some transfer rumours make more sense than others and then there are the ones that you know can almost be ruled out immediately – like Rangers link to Bright Osayi-Samuel.

The 25-year old Fenerbahce right-back was a reported target for the Light Blues when he was at QPR.

Now, according to Yagiz Sabuncuoglu of Sports Digitale, via Football Critix, Rangers are battling with French outfit Troyes for Bright Osayi-Samuel’s signature.

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When the link to the Nigeria international first emerged he was playing as a right-winger and was approaching the end of his contract.

Rangers sought to land the speedster on a pre-contract agreement, however, the Turkish giants stepped in with an offer to sign Bright Osayi-Samuel immediately and QPR accepted rather than risk losing an asset for nothing.

Now though, despite previous reports of an offer being made, it just isn’t a deal that represents value for money for Michael Beale given that the player was valued as highly as £5m before he went to Fenerbahce.

Then, there is the other small detail that you might have already noticed.

Rangers have signed Dujon Sterling to add to James Tavernier and Adam Devine as right-backs in the squad.

As a converted winger, Osayi-Samuel would be well suited to a possession dominant team but there simply isn’t space in the squad to justify such an outlay.

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This rumour looks like one that is based on a previous link rather than because there is anything new.

With the Gers gaffer having to juggle his budget in an attempt to sign some much-needed forwards, adding another player who can provide cover for a skipper that rarely misses a game isn’t a great use of funds.

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