The BBC journalist has named Rangers one of several clubs chasing the highly-rated free agent in other news. Sky Sports reported Thursday evening that the Gers told the queue of interested parties that they will demand a Scottish record fee – over PS25million – in order to part ways with Rangers star Calvin Bassey. Rangers are reluctant to lose the Nigerian international, who has thrived this season but would insist on big money if he is to leave, with Alan Nixon believing this could see him remain at Ibrox. A Sky Sports report claims Rangers defender Calvin Bassey is happy at present north of the border but will consider discussing a move to the Premier League, having failed to feature for Leicester prior to signing for Rangers. However, the Rangers are understandably desperate to keep hold of him.
Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge does not think Rangers defender Calvin Bassey should necessarily be leaving Ibrox this summer, with the versatile defender still relatively inexperienced at the highest level of football. The Rangers will hope they can retain their own defensive sensation, Calvin Bassey, for one season. With Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge suggesting that Rangers defender Calvin Bassey could remain at the Ibrox beyond this summer, it is going to come as huge news for Rangers fans, who will desperately want to see a large part of their team remain together and to be in a position to make a genuine run for a title return next term. Calvin Bassey leaving Rangers this summer would be a horrible thing for the Light Blues, especially if Steven Gerrard — the man who signed Calvin Bassey from Rangers — brings him to Aston Villa.
Aston Villa, Wolves and West Ham are only three major English clubs that are said to be interested. Joe Aribo is also training for a game in Nigeria with a couple, also joined in by Glen Kamara, Ryan Kent and Nnamdi Ofoborh. The Nigerian team also faced Mexico and Ecuador in a two-match international friendly taking place on US soil, where they lost both matches. Former Rangers prospect Brandon Backe, who left the club in January, joins his former Rangers teammates at LA.
Following an excellent debut season in Glasgow, he has wowed both domestically and in Europe. Bassey had to be calm while waiting for his time at Ibrox after coming in the summer of 2020, but the wait was well worth it. The fee which would convince Rangers to make the deal will exceed the Ranger’s previous record fee, which was PS16m following Nathan Patersons January transfer to Everton.