Rangers and Super Eagles versatile defender, Calvin Bassey, has emerged as a target for Ajax who are eager to replace Manchester United-bound Lisandro Martinez.
Bassey has been on the radar of European clubs with Aston Villa’s Steven Gerrard reported to be in need of the 22-year-old that broke into the spotlight in the second half of the season for the Gers.
The Nigerian defender, who grew from the ranks of Leicester City youth team and is valued at €25m by the Gers, has two years left to run on his contract at Ibrox. The Trumpet Gathered
According to Daily Mail, ‘Ajax have identified the Nigerian international as a replacement for Manchester United-bound Lisandro Martinez. The Dutch champions are set to rake in a £46m windfall for the defender and it’s said Bassey is on their wishlist’.
Bassey’s impressive development as one of promising world-studded defenders, started when he was snubbed by Nigeria senior men’s national team for the TotalEnergies Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles defender is versatile and can play on the left-back and centre-defensive positions making him a suitable replacement for Martinez who played both positions for Godenzonen.
Why Bassey will be interested to embrace a new challenge in Eredivisie, Gers manager Giovanni Bronckhorst would be opposed to the deal in a bid to keep the player by an extra season at Ibrox for Champions League
group stages’ qualification.
Rangers recently sold Calvin’s fellow compatriot and Super Eagles’ midfielder, Joe Aribo to Southampton but are reportedly ‘sweating over the futures of Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos as the duo enter the final 12 months of their contracts’.
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