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Ajax planning to sign Calvin Bassey for £25m from Rangers



Eredivisie champions, Ajax Amsterdam, have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Super Eagles defender, Calvin Bassey as a replacement for Lisandro Martinez following the Argentinian’s £46 million move to Manchester United.

The Nigerian Inernational been the subject of intense speculation over his Ibrox future since his man of the match display against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League Final.

According to talkSPORT, the Dutch giants is preparing a move for the 22-year-old defender as they look to fill the void left by the equally versatile Martinez who is on the verge of completing his move to Old Trafford to reunited with his former Ajax gaffer Erik ten Haag.

TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook said that Alfred Schreuder’s is set to launch a bid to take Bassey to the Eredivisie. He said: “I know Rangers are keen to keep him for at least one more year but you have to believe the lure of playing in the Champions League and playing for an iconic club like Ajax might be too good to turn down.


“The fee I’m being told is in the region of between £15m and £20m with add-ons. I know there is Premier League interest, strong interest for Brighton earlier in the window which seems to have gone quiet. It wouldn’t surprise me if Calvin Bassey was to replace Martinez at Ajax. He offers that versatility.”

Bassey joined Rangers from Leicester in 2020 for just £230,000 and has shot to prominence this season following a string of standout displays.