Rangers defender Calvin Bassey flew to London last night as he gets set for talks over an Ibrox exit, Rangers News understands.
The Ibrox defender flew from Scotland to Gatwick amid reports of an ‘auction’ between Ajax and Brighton for the Nigerian international.
Rangers are due to play Blackpool later today at Bloomfield Road but it seems certain Bassey won’t have any part to play.
Ajax have reportedly offered just shy of £20million for Bassey with the Dutch giants set to sell defender Lisandro Martinez to Manchester United.
However, that falls short of what Rangers are looking for with both sides set to continue talks over the fee for Bassey.
Ajax have banked more than £40million this summer from the sales of Sebastian Haller and Ryan Gravenberch to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich while they have spent £26million to sign winger Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, as well as a further £9million on AZ Alkmaar defender Owen Wijndal.
Bassey’s Rangers career looks over as Gers set for windfall
With Bassey heading out for talks over a move away, the Gers look set to pocket a club record fee for the second time this year.
It likely won’t be too long before the clubs come to an agreement for the Nigerian international and Rangers need to make sure they reinvest wisely.
Two years after joining the club for around £250,000, Rangers making around £20million back is an incredible bit of business, especially with the prospect of more to come if the clubs can agree add-ons.