Club Brugge maintain interest in signing Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt and Queen Park Rangers’ Bright Osayi-Samuel.
Het Nieuwsblad explains deals to sign either of the two players haven’t materialised because the Belgian side couldn’t find an agreement with their respective clubs.
It’s claimed a deal to sign Osayi-Samuel would have taken shape if Club Brugge had made a better offer, before the winger’s entourage ‘changed his mind’ in August.
However, they ‘consciously’ decided not to spend ‘crazy amounts’, and this could be valid for both the QPR attacker and the Southampton centre-back.
The Belgian champions are hoping that no clubs come forward to sign Hoedt and Osayi-Samuel, so that their respective clubs are forced to accept their lower proposals.
Club Brugge are also betting on the Hoedt and Osayi-Samuel asking prices dropping in the final days of the transfer window. This strategy has been successful in the past, but Het Nieuwsblad warns ‘it also involves risks’.
Unfortunately for Club Brugge, Italian reports have explained Lazio are interested in Hoedt.
It’s stated the Serie A side could take him on a loan deal with an obligation to buy, and Southampton are considering this option.
If Lazio end up taking Hoedt, Club Brugge will have to look at other alternatives in the last few days of the transfer window.