Bournemouth stopped pursuing interest in a loan for Nigerian international winger, Bright Osayi-Samuel because his Turkish club, Fenerbahce insisted it would have to come with an obligation to buy for £12million in the summer.
Osayi-Samuel – who joined Fenerbahce in January 2021 after plying his trade in England with Queens Park Rangers – had been linked with a move to the Vitality Stadium earlier this month.
However, Fenerbahce was only interested in letting Osayi-Samuel leave on loan if there was an obligation to buy clause added to the contract. As a result, Bournemouth recalled their interest.
Bournemouth was initially interested in Osayi-Samuel as he is a highly versatile player. The 25-year-old operated as a wing-back for Fenerbahce but he is also capable of playing on both flanks and up front.
Osayi-Samuel began playing football in the youth ranks at Blackpool before joining QPR in the summer of 2017. During his time at the club, he scored 3 goals and provided 13 assists.
Osayi-Samuel – who joined Fenerbahce in January 2021 after plying his trade in England with Queens Park Rangers – had been linked with a move to the Vitality Stadium earlier this month
Osayi-Samuel then transferred over to Istanbul, where he began playing for Fenerbahce. The 25-year-old also made his Nigeria debut in November last year.
As a result, he was earmarked as a potential target for Bournemouth. However, a deal will not materialise on deadline day of the January transfer window.
Bournemouth have, however, accepted a bid for Sassuolo midfielder Hamed Traore and signed Matias Vina on loan from Roma.