It’s no surprise at all that Serie A sides are looking at Calvin Bassey, as testified by former Ger Sergio Porrini.
We already know of Bayern, Villa, Leipzig, Chelsea, and Dortmund to name just five that have been linked with him, but in the past week or so it has gone a bit quiet on the Bassey front, other than the news out of Ibrox that the club are seeking to tie him down to a new deal.
There was a huge flurry of interest in him when Sky Sports reported that the player was open to talks with Steven Gerrard’s side, and that Rangers were not accepting less than £25M, but that has definitely quietened down more recently.
The news today that Italian sides are interested isn’t particularly shocking, but it could also point to an attempt to reignite the flames around his value and the sides said to be looking at him.
Do Rangers want to sell him?
Not actively, hence a potential new deal, but are open to selling a big player to help fund some new recruits this summer – there is a definite feeling of striking while the iron is hot in Bassey’s case, and right now it is positive searing.
Interest in Stoke’s Josh Tymon’s does hint at fluidity in defence, but equally, Bassey was an effective ever present under Gio so we’re sure the manager is pretty keen to keep him.
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