After missing out on Bright Osayi-Samuel in January, Rangers have been linked with the Fenerbahce man again in recent weeks, but Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson should steer well clear of him after the Turkish side named their asking price for the winger.
Rangers were heavily linked with a move for the winger during his time at QPR, and would have been able to sign him on a free transfer this summer due to his contract with the Championship side being set to expire.
However, Fenerbahce opted to pay a fee in order to sign him early, although it seems as if they regret that decision, as they are reportedly willing to cash in on him after only a few months with the club, where he has managed just one goal and one assist in 19 appearances.
Rangers were understandably credited with an interest in the 23-year-old but a recent report has claimed that the Ibrox outfit will have to pay as much as £4.3m if they want to sign him this summer.
Given Osayi-Samuel’s poor form in Turkey, there seems little to suggest that he would be worth the price tag for Rangers this summer, especially as they already possess talents such as Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi, Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala out wide.
His form at QPR was also indifferent, as he managed just 13 goals and 13 assists in 115 appearances for the Loftus Road outfit, which suggests that he doesn’t possess as much natural goal threat as the likes of Kent and Hagi.
Although he was capable of being unplayable on his day, with QPR manager Mark Warburton dubbing him “outstanding” after his performance in a win against Cardiff, it seems those performances came few and far between and thet have certainly dried up during his time in Turkey.
Therefore, unless we see Kent leave Rangers for big money this summer, the Gers would be better off avoiding a deal for Osayi-Samuel, as signing him for as much as £4.3m could prove to be a huge mistake when Gerrard arguably has better options already at the club.
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