Premier League trio Aston Villa, Brentford and Wolves are the latest sides to be mentioned alongside Rangers star Calvin Bassey as the 22-year-old’s stock continues to rise.
Bassey has come on leaps and bounds at Ibrox this season and was a stand-out performer in the Europa League, putting in a MOTM shift in the competition’s heartbreaking Final defeat.
As a reward for his success at centre-back this season – the left-back’s progress in this department evident considering his nervous Group Stage performance in the defeat to Sparta Prague – Calvin Bassey was named in the Europa League TOTS.
The Nigerian international’s performance on the night has certainly piqued the interest of rivals fans of teams down south and apparently clubs aplenty are also interested.
News broke yesterday from a reputable West Ham insider that the Hammers had already opened “talks” surrounding a move for Calvin.
Whilst that report claimed any move would require an “obscene” amount of money, it does not appear to have deterred “several” English Premier League sides.
Several Premier League clubs named as Calvin Bassey suitors
Rumours and half-baked reports of low-ball offers from Fulham will have been laughed out of Ibrox and have raised a chuckle in the support and these are not to be taken seriously.
However, there are some more reputable claims surrounding interest in Calvin Bassey from the likes of Aston Villa and Wolves.
Villa boss Steven Gerrard signed Calvin Bassey for Rangers from Leicester City at the beginning of last season and is well familiar with the attributes the powerful yet technical defender possesses.
According to the Daily Record, the Villa Park club sent scouts to watch the Calvin Bassey in the Scottish Cup Final clash with Hearts.
That report claims at least five Premier League clubs are interested, naming Fulham, Brentford, and Wolves in the mix, with two Serie A sides also watching.
But it does acknowledge that Rangers will demand a club record fee for the defender, meaning any deal would eclipse the £16m Everton move for Nathan Patterson.
Young, hungry, international and English trained, only top dollar will tempt Rangers given Bassey is still contracted to the club for another two years.
Meanwhile, one Rangers star has suffered an international snub despite turning out for the club in the Europa League Final.