Leeds Exclusive: £3m bid rejected for London-based star
QPR have rejected a £3million bid from Club Brugge for Leeds United target Bright Osayi-Samuel, Football Insider can reveal.
The Londoners have knocked back the attempt from the Belgian club to prise the forward, 22, from Loftus Road this summer.
A QPR source has told Football Insider the club are holding out for a higher price for Osayi-Samuel following his outstanding form before the lockdown.
This comes after Football Insider revealed earlier this week that Leeds were keeping close tabs on Osayi-Samuel ahead of the summer window.
The winger was also on the radar of Southampton earlier this year, and they expressed their interest during the January window.
QPR knocked back enquiries for Osayi-Samuel and triggered an option to extend his contract by 12 months in February.
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His deal had been due to expire this summer, and will now run until the summer of 2021.
That could just enhance the market value of the attacker rather than keep him at Loftus Road going into next season.
Leeds are well placed to secure one of the two Championship automatic promotion spots and be in the Premier League next season after taking a seven-point lead over third-placed Fulham with nine matches of the campaign remaining.
Club Brugge will compete in the Champions League next season after being declared Belgian champions in early April when the country’s professional league season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brugge had a runaway 15-point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play.
Osayi-Samuel was playing the best football of his career before football’s suspension in mid-March after establishing himself as a key member of Mark Warburton’s side.
The ex-Blackpool star has scored six goals and provided eight assists from 32 matches in all competitions this season.
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