Celtic are allegedly intending to swoop in on Bright Osayi-Samuel either on a deal now with a reduced fee or on a pre-contract arrangement one year from now, as per the Scottish Sun.
The 22-year-old delighted in an extraordinary season for Queens Park Rangers last break, bagging five goals and nine assists from 37 English Championship appearances, this has seen him flag up on Celtic’s transfer radar as a potential summer signing.
Osayi-Samuel, who purportedly has a £5 million sell price, is out of contract the following summer and, regarding pre-contract arrangements, can address clubs outside of England as of January.
The Scottish Sun asserts that Parkhead manager Neil Lennon insists a deal can be struck in the current player window as Lennon hopes to gain some real depth out in the wide area of the Celtic squad.
In the event that it doesn’t turn out to be, then the pre-contract arrangement choice has been referenced by the outlet as the next best thing to secure that Osayi-Samuel becomes a Celtic player next year.
The English club’s former scout and now Celtic’s head of recruitment, has been named as the main man in this deal and the Scottish Champions are believed to be favourites to land the highly rated player as Gary Penrice was the one who scouted Samuel and brought him to QPR from Blackpool.
QPR fans are unhappy at the thought of losing their top player for a small amount and even for free as Celtic would be gaining a real bargain however the route the deal shall go.