In-demand Rangers star finally gets SPFL recognition amid latest announcement
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Rangers star finally gets SPFL recognition alongside Ibrox teammates

Rangers star Calvin Bassey has finally got a piece of the recognition many believe the defender deserves after he was named in the SPFL team of the year.

The Nigerian international full-back, 22, was the stand-out performer of the season for Rangers and as a result has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs.

Aston Villa are said to be heading the queue for the player with all the sounds suggesting Rangers would expect a fee of £25m for the player.

But despite this Bassey wasn’t named amongst the candidates for several top awards including the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.

This was instead awarded to Celtic’s Liel Abada, who was not named in the SPFL Team of the Year.

Rangers trio named in SPFL Team of the Season

Rangers star Calvin Bassey was named alongside international teammate Joe Aribo and Ibrox captain James Tavernier in the XI.

Celtic had five players in the team, whilst new Rangers signing John Souttar missed out on a place to ex-Hearts teammate Stephen Kingsley.

Jambos keeper Craig Gordon was also included whilst Ross County winger Regen Charles-Cook completed the XI, with Gordon named the Star Man.

Rangers star Calvin Bassey continues to be linked with a high-profile move out of Ibrox as recognition regarding his performances continue.

The defender was also named as the COPA90 Breakthrough Player of the Year and alongside Joe Aribo played the full 90 minutes as Nigeria beat Sierra Leone 2-1.

Rangers will certainly do well to hold on the defender beyond the summer window as Bassey goes from Ibrox squad star to one of the club’s biggest assets.

Kudos too must go to James Tavernier and Joe Aribo for making the XI, these two players also proving amongst Rangers top performers over the course of the season.

Despite high-profile exit links surrounding the defender, one journalist claims Rangers are not in the market for a new left-back.

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