Bright Osayi-Samuel has turned down the chance to join Club Brugge, preferring to stay in England instead, according to West London Sport.
Queens Park Rangers had accepted a £4.7m offer from the Belgian side last month after contract talks with Osayi-Samuel had broken down, forcing the club to try and move him on while he still held value.
But now that the deal for the 22-year-old to move to Belgium has fallen through, QPR are set to reopen contract talks with the forward to pin him down for the long-term.
West London Sport claim that QPR and Osayi-Samuel had hoped that Club Brugge’s offer being accepted would lead to English clubs coming in for him, but no bids have materialised, despite interest from an array of top-flight clubs, including West Brom.
The Baggies had been strongly linked to Osayi-Samuel last month and the winger was reportedly going to be the alternative to £20m-rated Grady Diangana on the left flank.
He is certainly a far more affordable option than Diangana — almost £16m less — so why the Albion are now suddenly reluctant to match Club Brugge’s £4.7m bid for the 22-year-old is open for debate.
Of course, there is plenty of time left in the transfer window, but if this is the player that the Baggies view as an alternative to Diangana, then they need to move quickly before he commits his future to the Hoops.
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