Queens Park Rangers’ Nigerian winger Bright Osayi-Samuel has revealed how his parents convinced him to snub a move to Manchester United as a youngster, Completesports.com reports.
Osayi-Samuel disclosed that United scout John McNab was on the verge of taking him to Old Trafford on trial before he eventually ended up at Blackpool.
“He (McNab) wanted to take me to United, but he also spoke to a coach at Blackpool,” Osayi-Samuel said in an interview with The Independent.
“I talked to my mum and dad and they said there’d be a lot bigger chance of me making it at Blackpool. That’s what made the decision for me.
“I was so keen to play, I didn’t care where it was, I’d never been at a proper team before and I was willing to sacrifice everything. When the chance came, I grabbed at it with both hands.”
Osayi-Samuel was in the youth team of Blackpool from 2014 to 2015 before graduating into the first team.
After spending two seasons with the first team (2015 – 2017), the 22-year-old switched to QPR in 2017.
And prior to the suspension of the English football leagues due to the coronavirus outbreak, Osayi-Samuel has scored six goals, provided eight assists in 32 appearances for QPR in all competitions this season.
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