Turkish Report: Fenerbahce expecting Celtic offer for Bright Osayi-Samuel

By David Walton

July 12, 2021

Europa League outfit Fenerbahce are expecting offers from three clubs for winger Bright Osayi-Samuel with one of them being Celtic, Turkish outlet Fotospor report.

The website states that the Turkish Super Lig club are prioritising a potential move for Osayi-Samuel to either Celtic, Rangers, or English Championship outfit Fulham.

Fotospor claim that no official bid has come in. If that remains to be the case, Fenerbahce will instead look to use the winger to offload to Monaco in a bid to sign Henry Onyekuru. It’s said that the preferred option is to sell to one of the other three clubs.

Reports in Turkey have recently stated that it would take as much as €5m [£4.3m] to sign the tricky winger [Hurriyet].

Neil Lennon reportedly wanted Osayi-Samuel last summer when he could’ve been snapped up on the cheap [Scottish Sun]. Instead, he signed for the Turks in January 2021, and went on to play 19 times last term, bagging one goal and one assist [Transfermarkt].

Fenerbahce to sell Bright Osayi-Samuel, but would Postecoglou green-light it?

It’s looking more and more clear that Fenerbahce are happy to sell Osayi-Samuel this year. And he’s already proven his talent and speed at English Championship level in the past.

However, it’s worth noting that this wasn’t a player identified by Ange Postecoglou. There have been plenty of players that fall into that bracket linked with Celtic recently.

There is a big question mark over whether this is an option he would want to go for. Assuming it’s the manager who’s making the final decision on signing targets, nobody knows what would be going through his head on this one.

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Not that Celtic don’t need the talent. Failing to strengthen down the right flank last term cost us dearly after James Forrest’s long-term injury. It’s a mistake we can’t afford to make again, but splashing £4.3m on it? Difficult to see Celtic pulling that off when Karamoko Dembele is making strides again.

There will also be question marks over his form for Fenerbahce. It was hardly a consistent second half of the campaign for Osayi-Samuel, who can also play on the left flank. It would be a case of relaunching his career more than it would be him adding to previous momentum.

Celtic still look pretty distant from this one despite the updates from Turkey. Then again, we look distant from pretty much any reported signing target just now.

In other news: THE Scottish media is already inviting pressure onto Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou