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Sports News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


Crystal Palace line up €11M for promising Super Eagles talent

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Crystal Palace are reportedly keen to sign Super Eagles defender Bright Osayi-Samuel from Fenerbahçe.

According to reports by Fanatik, the South London club are lining up a fee of around €11.28 million to lure the defender to Selhurst Park Stadium in the January transfer window.

It could be recalled that, according to earlier reports, Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers both battled to sign the defender back in August.

But this move went futile when the fullback ruled out a move to Scotland and completed a move from Queens Park Rangers to Fenerbahce.

So far, the 25-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Turkish side this season, but has yet to record a goal.

This cannot be blamed on the player, as he is featured as a right-back, which is quite different from his usual position–he plays as a forward and a winger.

Despite this, the former Blackpool player is adjusting well to the position, and has made headlines following his impressive performance.

Fenerbahçe lured the Nigerian from QPR to Turkey for a fee of around €508k, and if Palace were to splash a fee of around €11m on him, it would be a huge profit in Fenerbahçe’s pocket.