Bidding war expected for £20M man Calvin Bassey

Bidding war expected for £20M man Calvin Bassey
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 21: Calvin Bassey of Rangers is challenged by Liam Boyce of Heart of Midlothian during the Scottish Cup Final match between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian at Hampden Park on May 21, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There are no two ways about it, Calvin Bassey’s display in the Europa League Final just changed his career dramatically.

While sadly for the club he was not on the winning side, his world class performance has attracted attention from some of the biggest clubs around, including fallen foes Dortmund, their long-time rivals Bayern, and a glut of PL clubs as well.

As by some distance Rangers’ top performer in that final, Bassey’s market value soared and he’s now become part of the Kent/Morelos/Aribo/Kamara group valued in the £10M-£30M range and with clubs being strongly linked to him.

In this case, he’s come to major attention on one of the biggest stages of all, and was the club’s MOTM of the final, even if officially it was the ridiculous Kevin Trapp who got the UEFA award.

This means it is clearly going to be hard to keep him, but equally Rangers don’t need to sell for below market value, and in Bassey’s case his numbers have gone to £20M virtually overnight.

Young Player of the Year at Ibrox, he’s proven to be a real rising star this (now ‘last’) season and the only reason he didn’t win the SPFL incarnation was he was too old.

Rangers are braced for a bidding war over Calvin Bassey.

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  1. Unfortunately for us Bassey would probably command a very hard to turn down fee right now. You wouldn’t want him to have the Morelos effect where you turn down £20m only to find he has a form dip or gets plagued with injuries and then find in a year or two you’d take much less just to still make a profit. There are players all over the continent that could fill his shoes not that it would be any consolation to see another one of our favourites in another clubs colours so if he can’t be persuaded to put pen to paper we would be stupid not to cash in now.

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