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Report: Celtic and Rangers wanted £5m-rated Bright Osayi-Samuel in January

Celtic and Rangers were prepared to pay £5 million to sign winger Bright Osayi-Samuel during the January transfer window, according to Fotospor.

The player eventually left QPR to sign for Turkish giants Fenerbahce but he did receive admiring glances from the Old Firm duo.

Osayi-Samuel was a product of the youth academy at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium and the club were forced to sell ahead of his contract expiring.

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The 23-year-old managed three goals and three assists before departing for Turkey and looks to be a bright prospect.


He hasn’t scored for his new club yet, although he did claim an assist during a 2-1 win over Hatayspor.

Osayi-Samuel would have perhaps been a decent addition for Celtic or Rangers and his talents would have been evident in Scotland.

According to TEAMtalk, Crystal Palace also showed interest from the Premier League and he wasn’t short of admirers.

At 23 the youngster shouldn’t view Fenerbahce as his final step in football and there’s every chance we’ll see him back in Britain.

With pace to burn, an array of skills and an eye for goal there is every chance that an English club might look to sign him at some point.

In total he managed 115 appearances for the R’s, showcasing his ability to play on either flank.

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Rangers and Celtic would have welcomed his natural talent into their ranks and they’ll monitor his progress in Turkey with intrigue.

The Gers look set to end Celtic’s dominance this season by claiming a first league title in 10 years.

For Osayi-Samuel he will hope to help his new club claim another Turkish title, with Fenerbahce currently two points behind Galatasaray.

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