Rangers new boy Calvin Bassey beamed with pride as he was paraded around Ibrox in the club’s new Castore home kit.

The 20-year-old left-back has joined the Gers from Leicester City, reportedly turning down a contract with the Premier League side as well as West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen to move to Ibrox [Express].

Signed as direct competition to Borna Barisic, Bassey is eager to get started up north and has set his sights on making the left-back slot his own.

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“I’m buzzing, I can’t wait to get started,” Bassey told RangersTV.

“Everyone knows about Steven Gerrard, legend, and Gary McAllister, legend, and I can’t wait to start training with them and learning off them and improving my game.

“You’ve got to take it step by step. I’m a young player and I want to prove a point that I’m good enough to play first team football and hopefully the fans can back me when I play and I’m always going to give 100 per cent.


“I back myself but at the same time he (Barisic) is a great professional and a great player so I’m just looking forward to having that sort of friendly rivalry but at the same time, adding some bits to my game from his game.

“It’s a massive club, great support, fan base and support system. I felt I needed a platform and what bigger platform could I ask for than Rangers?

“We’ve got European football as well so hopefully I can just showcase my ability throughout.”

Bassey is an ambitious signing by Rangers who were too often left short at left-back last season.

Calvin Bassey came through the youth ranks at Leicester City. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Croatian international Barisic is undoubtedly the first-choice pick at Ibrox but Bassey’s determination to prove he can cut in the men’s game will do him no harm in breaking into the squad.

The big defender is already winning fans on Twitter as he signed into his Rangers tenure with the message “what an amazing club”:


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