Dutch Champions Ajax Amsterdam has unveiled Nigeria international Calvin Bassey in a deal worth 23m pound from Scottish side Rangers.
The 22 year-old who was outstanding for Rangers in their run for the Europa League final, playing from the left back and was later converted to the central role in large part of the competition was previously reported travelled to Amsterdam to perfect move to the former Champions League winner, Ajax.
The former Leicester City Academy player who left the club in 2020 to join Scottish giants has been reported to have attracted interest from handful of sides in across Europe, especially in England.
With the unveiling of Bassey, it confirms Ajax ambition in the coming season. Bassey becomes the club second most expensive signing after Steven Bergwijn’s 26m pound deal joining to the Eredivisie gaints from Tottenham . Despite criticism by a cross section of Rangers fans on the sale of Joe Aribo and now Calvin Bassey, Rangers is considered to have made good merging profit from both deals, the earnings from Calvin Bassey sale is relatively sufficient for his propose replacement Davies from Liverpool for a fee around 4m pound. Although the 26 year old who moved to the Premier League club, is reported not to have made appearance for Liverpool in his 18 months in their book.
Meanwhile, Giovanni Van Bronckhost sale of Joe Aribo, Calvin Bassey and the Scottish giant’s sale of Nathan Patterson to Everton in January is considered from some pundit expression, impressive investment profit in relationto the club initial spent on the players.
While the departure of the two Nigeria international remains a good career move. The new season will determine if the Rangers have got capable replacement in their quest to better their record in the Scottish Premier League.