Calvin Bassey admits Rangers exit 'made perfect sense' after record move
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Calvin Bassey admits Rangers exit 'made perfect sense' after record move

Former Rangers star Calvin Bassey has admitted joining Ajax “made perfect sense” as he spoke for the first time since his club record move to the Dutch giants was confirmed.

Bassey was confirmed as an Ajax player yesterday in a move that will see Rangers bank a guaranteed £19.6m, and could reach just over £22.5m, and the Nigerian international was buzzing to have joined the Amsterdam side.

After two seasons at Ibrox saw him go from Academy talent to a full international and playing in a European final, Bassey is hoping to add more silverware to his growing collection.

The Super Eagles star confessed it was a ‘definite yes’ when he heard of Ajax’s interest in signing him from Rangers as he opened up on his move, saying: “As a kid you always dream about playing for the biggest clubs in the world, playing in the Champions League and winning things.

“That’s what Ajax is about. They play in the Champions League and they win trophies. They have got a history. The players who have come in and out of this club who have gone on to be amazing players and careers at Ajax or elsewhere just shows that something is right here.

“It just made perfect sense for me. When I got the call, you didn’t have to ask me twice. It was a definite yes. No doubt. It’s a nice feeling having such a great club interested in you. Even just the interest, but for them to follow through and for me to be here, I can’t put into words really.”

Rangers can use Bassey money to really kick on and secure title number 56

While Rangers have been pretty busy already this summer in the transfer market, the Bassey money could make a massive difference.

There’s an obvious need to bring in a new left-back but there is also scope to strengthen other areas that might not have been a priority for Gio van Bronckhorst.

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