Osayi-Samuel ‘destined for the Premier League’

QPR manager Mark Warburton has no doubt that Bright Osayi-Samuel is on his way to the Premier League.

Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic are both among the clubs to have been linked with the winger, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

Reports north of the border have suggested both Glasgow clubs are looking to sign him on a pre-contract in January.

But Warburton believes Osayi-Samuel is heading for England’s top flight, such is the progress he has been making at Loftus Road.

But he remains convinced that Osayi-Samuel should sign a new deal at QPR and stay for the time being.

“I hope that (contract) very much can be resolved,” Warburton told West London Sport. “He is enjoying his football at QPR.

“If you’re a brickie or a cabbie and you’re enjoying your work, you get a better end-product. I say to the players ‘enjoy coming to work. Smile, enjoy being good’.

“I said at the start of the season he will benefit for another season with QPR and then he is destined for the Premier League. Hopefully it is with QPR.

“But he needs to keep developing and learning and although games like tonight are frustrating I think you saw him developing and learning.”

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