Rangers legend Arthur Numan thinks that the Light Blues’ run to the Europa League final will have clubs in ‘wealthier leagues’ taking notice of Gers trio James Tavernier, Ryan Kent and Calvin Bassey.
All three were named in UEFA’s Europa League Team of the Season and Numan can see just why Bassey is the “name on everyone’s lips”.
A host of clubs have been touted with an interest in the Nigerian international and Numan doesn’t think the £20million pricetag placed on his head is going to put clubs off,” Numan said [5Stars].
“When you reach a European Final and three of your players – Tavernier, Ryan Kent and Calvin Bassey – get in the Europa League Team of the Season, clubs from the wealthier leagues take notice.
“Calvin appears to be the name on everyone’s lips at the moment and he has earned it.
“His displays in the two cup finals were almost flawless. He looks as though he has it all in his locker.
“Whether he plays at left-back or left of a back three, he is powerful, aggressive, good in the tackle and has incredible strength.
“He delivers inviting cross balls and it must be a dream for the strikers to have him in that role.
“Calvin has two years left to run on his contract and I’m sure Giovanni will want to keep him. But that can’t stop clubs from England or abroad bidding for him.
“The starting price has been suggested at around the £20million mark and I can’t disagree with that valuation.
“However, he stays a part of the football club for the new season. He can help deliver more success.”
Rangers facing huge battle to keep Bassey at Ibrox this summer after Europa League run
With something like half-a-dozen clubs linked with a move for Bassey this summer, Rangers are going to find it hard to keep him if the offers come rolling in.
With fees in excess of £20million mentioned, the Light Blues’ hierarchy may have little option than to sell up and reinvest in the playing squad.
Hopefully, he can stick around at Ibrox a little longer though and continue to help Rangers make their mark in Europe.
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