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Calvin Bassey completes record-breaking Ajax transfer

Calvin Bassey completes record-breaking Ajax transfer

Calvin Bassey has finally set pen to paper on a extensive-time period deal with Dutch champions Ajax following Rangers approved their bid of €22 million with another €5 million in incorporate-ons. The 22-year-aged will come to be the club’s most costly defensive acquisition ever and third-most high priced signing ever.

Soon after a standout 2021-22 season, Calvin Bassey drew the notice of a quantity of prime sides in Europe, which includes Ajax, Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion. The chance of enjoying in the UEFA Champions League with the Dutch giants proved to be far too very good an option to switch down and he swiftly determined to be part of the club inspite of Brighton tabling a £16 million bid.

By shifting to Amsterdam, Bassey puts an stop to his two-yr affiliation with Rangers, owning produced 65 appearances for the club. He joined the Scottish giants in 2020 from Leicester City’s U-23 side for about £230,000 and gained a trophy in each of his seasons at the club.

6-cap Nigerian global Bassey joins Nigerian greats this sort of as Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George and Sunday Oliseh in currently being affiliated to Ajax. He gets the most expensive Nigerian defender ever.

Bassey joins Ajax as a direct substitute for the departed Lisandro Martinez. In a position to fill in at centre-again and still left-again, the 22-calendar year-old is the great player to replace the multipurpose Argentine. His contract with the club includes a 10% offer-on clause which indicates that Rangers will obtain a tenth of any transfer cost he commands in the future.

Bassey’s transfer from Rangers implies that the club has now misplaced all three of its Tremendous Eagles stars, with Leon Balogun acquiring noticed out his agreement and Joe Aribo possessing accomplished a transfer to Crystal Palace.