Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic are reportedly both interested in Queens Park Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel.

According to the Daily Mail (via Scottish Sun), the two clubs are on the list of sides interested in the talented wide man, who has made impressive strides at Loftus Road in recent years.

Playing for a struggling QPR side, he has scored two goals and provided two assists so far this season, while averaging 3.2 completed dribbles per 90 minutes (via WhoScored).


Playing alongside Eberechi Eze last season, who left for Crystal Palace in the summer, the former Blackpool man was particularly effective and racked up five goals and eight assists in 37 Championship appearances. Set to turn 23 on December 31, he has plenty of room to grow and improve, while the fit at Rangers would be ideal.

Currently, Ryan Kent is the only natural winger in the contention for first-team minutes, with Kemar Roofe used out of position on the right in recent matches. Osayi-Samuel has played the bulk of his minutes in this role at QPR and with Alfredo Morelos out of form, the potential to move Roofe to centre-forward, flanked by Kent and Osayi-Samuel, is tantalising.

Like Kent, the QPR man is an outstanding dribbler, while he is very creative, averaging 1.3 key passes per 90 minutes (via WhoScored). With that ball-carrying ability upfront, Rangers could become even more dangerous in transition.

The Gers have been linked with a series of players in recent weeks, but this makes total sense given their positional need. While they are well-stocked in central midfield, Steven Gerrard is not blessed with depth out wide and Osayi-Samuel is the ideal age and talent profile to come in.

While he has the ability to start, he should be able to slot into the rotation seamlessly, while beating Celtic to the punch would make it all the more satisfying.

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