Rangers new boy Calvin Bassey is “like a left-sided Trent Alexander-Arnold” – according to his former mentor Paul Aladejare.

Aladejare founded CrownPro Elite Football Academy, which Bassey came through as a teenager, and thinks he’s in a similar mould to Marcelo and David Alaba.

Rangers new boy Calvin Bassey in action for Leicester City

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The 20-year-will make his move to Ibrox once the transfer window opens and Aladejare sent a warning to Borna Barisic that Bassey will want his spot in the side.

“He did very well at Leicester and I would describe him as an energetic, attacking full-back,” Aladejare said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“He’s in the mould of Marcelo or Alaba. He’s a modern player, like a left-sided Trent Alexander-Arnold.

“Calvin has pace and power and moves well with the ball. He is also technically very strong.

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“He’s leggy and very comfortable in the final third. You will see him bombing up and down the line all the time and I’m sure it will suit Rangers.

“I know Rangers have a Croatian international in that position right now and there is no immediate pressure on Calvin.

“But I also believe he is going to Scotland to play games. He won’t want to just be a back-up.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid at Anfield on March 11, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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With no senior first-team football under his belt so far, Bassey may take a little bit of time to show what he is capable of but it is promising for Rangers that they are identifying good, young talent.

If he lives up to Aledejare’s comparisons, Rangers look to have a real player on their hands.

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