The 23-year-old was reportedly on the radar for Neil Lennon’s men back in the summer, and given his contract situation is now available to sign for the Hoops in a pre-contractual agreement given he has 6 months left on his deal at Loftus Road.
However, according to a report in Turkish outlet Bursa Hakimiyet, it appears as though Fenerbache have won the race for his services and he will be making the move to the ?ükrü Saraco?lu Stadium rather than Celtic Park.
And Celtic fans were not too pleased to find out that they appear to have been thwarted in their efforts, with some using it as an indictment of just where the club are right now:
“Our handling of transfers is a complete shambles & our scouting system is a mess. We need to be start identifying our target and get it done, instead of weeks of “linked” “discussions” “bid rejected” If we want a player, pay the cash, it’s no a car boot sale!”
“Far too slow to act and going to end up missing a lot more potential targets”
Would Osayi-Samuel be a good signing for Celtic?
With there being such an incredible gap between them and rivals Rangers at the top of the division, Lennon would have needed all the fire power he could get in order to mount a title challenge next season, but it would appear as though he’ll have to look elsewhere for it.