Ex-Rangers star refusing to bow out after retirement poser, makes £25m+ Ibrox claim
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Ex-Rangers star makes £25m+ Ibrox claim, answers retirement question

Former Rangers winger Chris Burke claims that Ibrox asset Calvin Bassey is worth north of £25m in the transfer market.

All the talk is surrounding the Nigerian international, 22, as he ends the season on a high and catches the eye on domestic and continental soil.

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Several Premier League clubs have been linked with Aston Villa and former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly leading the Calvin Bassey chase.

According to Chris Burke, Rangers should not be selling Calvin for anything left than a Scottish record fee.

This was set by Kieran Tierney when he moved from Celtic to Arsenal for £25m in 2019 [Sky Sports].

“I think Bassey has been a standout performer the last six months,” said Burke [Sky Sports].

“He can play a number of positions, he’s comfortable in the back three or back four as well.

“He’s a powerhouse and as time goes on he is getting better and better.

“He didn’t cost Rangers a lot of money either, so it’s been great recruitment from the club.

“If they do sell him then it will have to be for a lot of money.

“We talk about Kieran Tierney being sold to Arsenal in excess of £25million and I don’t think you can see Bassey going for any less than that.

“I hope for Rangers’ sake he stays.

“He’s still learning and he seems like a great kid, he’s been fantastic and we saw that in the European games this season.

“I am hoping to see Calvin in a Rangers shirt next season but I won’t be surprised if there is a bidding war for him.”

Chris Burke hopes to keep playing amid Calvin Bassey Rangers comments

Chris Burke came through the youth ranks at Ibrox and spent seven years with the club’s first team before going on to establish himself south of the border.

Playing extensively for Cardiff City and Birmingham City in the English Championship, the winger also turned out for Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United before returning north.

Returning to Scotland with Ross County, Chris Burke then moved to Kilmarnock where he has played for the last five seasons.

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Turning down a coaching role with the Rugby Park side next season, Chris Burke insists that at the age of 39 he is not ready to hang up his boots and is on the look out for another side next season.

“I have a burning desire to continue to play football,” said Burke [Sky Sports].

“I want to be competitive at a first-team level and offer something at a club.”

Meanwhile, one of Rangers’ leading partners have just announced a surprise deal in the English lower leagues.

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