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One of West Brom’s summer transfer goals continues to impress, leaving the Baggies with an interesting puzzle in this window.
According to the football.london football editor in chief Alan smithAlbion was one of the sides that showed a ‘fleeting interest’ in the Bright Osayi-Samuel dynamo of Queens Park Rangers.
This is something that reinforces the claims of the Express and Star in May. They suggested that the 23-year-old was a player the Midlands team was monitoring closely.
You have now entered the last six months of your contract And amid interest from foreign clubs, West Brom may need to strike before it’s too late.
Turkish Fenerbahce, as well as Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic, have submitted pre-contractual offers to QPR sensation, according to Football Insider.
Should the WBA revisit Bright Osayi-Samuel?
Osayi-Samuel was about to join Club Brugge for just £ 5 million before he pulled out of the deal at the eleventh hour and despite all the speculation and noise surrounding him, he has continued to deliver in the Championship.
By Who scoredDuring this campaign, he added three goals and two assists to the five goals and eight assists of last season, while also managing an average of 0.1 more shots per game.
Only two other QPR starters (those who have started at least half of their 23 league games) have averaged a best game classification than Osayi-Samuel’s consistent 6.91.
Athletic I think the Championship team would be drawn to sell it this month if the right offer came along, so given the Baggies’ lack of finances and the need for additional firepower, it’s certainly an option worth checking out.
Grady Diangana has struggled to reproduce the kind of form that earned him a £ 18 million permanent change in the summer: he has scored just once in 14 starts, about 13 goal contributions less than last period, for Who scored.
Whereas Matty Phillips, who recently picked up the bracelet in Jake Livermore’s absence, has sucked the Hawthorns to this level.
In his last five starts, the 29-year veteran has failed to exceed a rating of 6.55 and it hasn’t contributed any attack output at all.
In fact, the Scotsman has averaged a mediocre 0.9 key passes, 0.5 shots and 0.4 dribbles per appearance this season, through Who scored, which, to one extreme, is simply abysmal.
It means he’s not doing enough to create crucial opportunities to support the Baggies’ lone forward, and even then, he can’t create opportunities for himself either.
The numbers back up the visual proof, Osayi-Samuel appears to be a much more powerful attacking force than Phillips.
It is no wonder that the current head of QPR, Mark Warburton, once praised its extreme cheater a “handful of truth” that has “a breakneck pace that terrifies defenders”, while also saying Athletic it is “destined for the Premier League”.
Given his impressive attributes and stats, Albion would be foolish if he didn’t try to tempt QPR into a sale this month and as the future free agent is valued at just £ 3.15 million per Transfer market, it might be available at a bargain price, especially since Rs could lose it for free at the end of the season.
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