Blackpool could cash in on Bright Osayi-Samuel transfer from QPR to Belgium
Blackpool could receive an unexpected cash boost from Bright Osayi-Samuel’s move from QPR to Belgium.
The winger is in advanced talks with Club Brugge, who are expected to sign the ex-Seasider for a fee of around £4.75m.
The Gazette understands Blackpool did negotiate a sell-on fee as part of the deal that took Osayi-Samuel to Loftus Road.
The 22-year-old left Bloomfield Road on deadline day in September 2017 for a fee believed to be well over £1m. The previous month Brad Potts left for Barnsley in a similar deal, also involving a sell-on.
Osayi-Samuel was brought to Blackpool in 2014 by the club’s former coach Richie Kyle, who now works for the FA. He made his debut in March 2015 in a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday and went on to make 99 appearances for the Seasiders.
In what has proved to be his breakout season in the Championship, the tricky winger has provided five goals and eight assists for QPR in 36 appearances.
His form also saw him linked with Premier League club Burnley this summer. But the London-born talent looks set to sign for Brugge, as confirmed by QPR boss Mark Warbuton.
Osayi-Samuel was left out of QPR’s squad for Saturday’s 4-3 winover Millwall and Warburton said: “There’s a very strong interest from a Belgian club.
“Bright was training on Friday with us to start on Saturday. Talks are certainly at an advanced stage but no paperwork has been completed.”
Osayi-Samuel helped Blackpool to promotion from League Two in 2016/17, scoring five times in 42 appearances. He has played 96 times in all for QPR.