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Report: West Ham want super fast full-back Bright Osayi-Samuel who played for London rivals

A new report claims West Ham United want super fast full-back Bright Osayi-Samuel who played for London rivals QPR.

Ryan Fredericks looks set to leave West Ham next month when his contract expires.

That will leave David Moyes with Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson as his right-back options at West Ham next season.

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Coufal has struggled in his second season, although that has been attributed to a hernia injury.

And Johnson has actually looked better as a makeshift left-back at times.

Moyes certainly has bigger priorities than signing a new right-back with West Ham in desperate need of at least one striker, a central midfielder and a left-back. The goalkeeper situation needs to be sorted too.

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But according to new report from Football Insider, West Ham want super fast full-back Bright Osayi-Samuel who played for London rivals QPR.

The 24-year-old started out at as a winger at Blackpool before joining QPR where he played 115 games in the Championship, scoring 13 goals and laying on 13 assists.

Last January he joined Turkish giants Fenerbahce and has been converted into a full-back with his rapid speed a huge asset.

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Football Insider claims West Ham are one of three Premier League clubs who want to sign Osayi-Samuel.

Moyes has reportedly been impressed by his versatility and blistering pace.

“He has proven his versatility with the Turkish giants, playing in a multitude of positions on both flanks,” Football Insider reports.

“The Nigerian star has played predominantly down the right-hand side but has also featured in attacking positions on the left.

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“Despite dropping into a deeper role for Fenerbahce, Osayi-Samuel has still been an attacking threat this season. He has contributed five assists and scored twice in 42 appearances across all competitions.”

Football Insider states that West Ham and Premier League rivals Southampton and Brentford have all registered their interest in a potential summer deal.

The summer window opens next month on June 10th.

Whether a right-back is a priority for West Ham seems doubtful.

But given Osayi-Samuel’s immense versatility on both flanks that has seen him play in a host of positions, this one could still have legs.


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