Bright Osayi-Samuel’s future has become a topic of discussion again this week with him being left out of QPR’s squad against Barnsley on Tuesday night as contract talks continue without resolution.
The winger was linked away during the last transfer window with him taking a close look at what Club Brugge could offer him, as well as rumours that Rangers and Celtic were ready to try and sign him on a pre-contract.
Indeed, that talk is surfacing again at the moment with it being revealed that Osayi-Samuel was being left out of the squad for the game with Barnsley – just as Ryan Manning was at the start of this season before his eventual exit.
Mark Warburton offered an update on the winger’s situation on Tuesday, meanwhile, and remains hopeful that something can still be sorted out.
“The contractual talks have been ongoing for a while now.
“He is a great lad Brighty, you know what I think of him, but his head has got to be in the right place for a game of football.
“I just felt tonight it wasn’t right for Brighty and for the team as well, because there is a lot of boys working really hard and it does them good to have a think about things.
“As I say, contractual discussions move along at certain paces, and right now I just wanted Brighty to have a clear head and make the right decision.”
Certainly, there had been growing hope during the transfer window that Osayi-Samuel was going to sign a new deal but the actual process of inking the contract has not yet been completed and until it is you wonder whether the winger is going to sit on the sidelines as that seems to be Warburton’s approach.
As things stand, then, his current deal with the Hoops ends at the conclusion of this season and, of course, in January clubs are able to try and get him on a pre-contract deal.
QPR still have time to try and get things sorted, though, and Warburton is obviously keen for the club to show that they are the right place for him to keep developing.