Leeds United join race to sign West Brom target Osayi-Samuel

Leeds United have reportedly joined the likes of West Bromwich Albion in the race to sign QPR star Bright Osayi-Samuel.

Football Insider say Leeds have been monitoring him ahead of a possible move.

West London Sport reported on Thursday that QPR had rejected an offer for Osayi-Samuel from Club Brugge.

The Belgian side apparently offered just over £3m for the winger, who has been outstanding this season.

Recent reports have suggested that Albion boss Slaven Bilic is keen to take Osayi-Samuel to The Hawthorns.

But London Football News understand that several other clubs are also interested in the player.

Sources close to Rangers suggest that a number of enquiries have been made about Osayi-Samuel, who has impressed in the Championship this season.

And Football Insider say Leeds are among the clubs keen.

His contract at Loftus Road was due to expire this summer but QPR have activated a clause to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

The club are keen for Osayi-Samuel to sign a long-term contract but it remains to be seen whether he is willing to commit his future to the R’s.

QPR will hold out for as much money as possible if clubs make a move for Osayi-Samuel when the transfer window re-opens.

First-team coach Neil Banfield recently told West London Sport that it is inevitable the likes of Osayi-Samuel, Ebere Eze and Ilias Chair will move on if big offers come in.

“We’d love to get promoted and play with Ebs, Ilias and Brighty, but I think you’ve got to be realistic,” Banfield said.

“The real world is that if a club comes in now with loads of money then those lads have got to go. It’s just a fact of life.

“If the offers come in of £20m and £20m-plus, I don’t think there would be many clubs that could turn that down.”




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