According Turkish journalist and editor-in-chief of Sports Digitale, Yağız Sabuncuoğlu, French outfit, Troyes, have joined Glasgow Rangers in the race for Nigerian International, Bright Osayi-Samuel with an official offer to Fenerbahce.

Sabuncuoğlu added that Rangers have contact with the Yellow Canaries over the potential signing of the Blackpool academy product.

The French side will spend next season in the French Ligue 2 having finished 19th in the last campaign in the Ligue 1, a season after regaining promotion.

Osayi-Samuel has been unable to secure a starting berth in the Fenerbahce squad in the 2022/2023 season as Ferdi Kadioglu was preferred over him and the Nigerian could be on his way out of the club.

The 25-year-old started just 10 games from a possible 38in the Turkish Super Lig last season and registered one assist.

The right-back joined Fenerbahce in 2021 and has made 99 appearances, notching 3 goals and seven assists.

Before Troyes and Rangers expressed their interest in the Nigerian, Premier League club, Brentford, had tabled €12m for the defender.

The 25-year-old right-back had been on Brentford’s radar since 2022 and they are keen on bringing the player back to the Premier League while his contract at Fenerbahce runs till June 2025.

After sparking in the double-header against Guinea-Bissau in March, Osayi-Samuel has again been called up to the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

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