Rangers: £20M and Billy Gilmour for Calvin Bassey?

Rangers: £20M and Billy Gilmour for Calvin Bassey?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 05: Calvin Bassey of Rangers celebrates their sides victory in the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Leg Two match between Rangers and RB Leipzig at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The threat of some big PL mob making a move for superstar Calvin Bassey has definitely not gone away, as Rangers work hard on a new deal for the Nigerian sensation.

But we want to play devil’s advocate for a second, given London giants Chelsea’s interest in the defender:

£20M and Billy Gilmour…

We’ve heard this mentioned by more than one individual, the notion of Chelsea making a move for the ex-Leicester man with a cash plus lucrative player deal.

Gilmour is a player many Rangers fans (save for a few still bitter at his exit) would adore back at Ibrox, and with a market value of between £10M-£15M (and rising) the former Ranger (who is still very much one of us) would be such a superb partner for John Lundstram in the middle.

And that would be an effective circa £35M transfer fee for Bassey.

See, the thing about Bassey is he is NOT indispensable. He’s great, but Rangers have about 400 defenders and Borna Barisic so it’s not like we have no cover for his position.

Not that we’re advocating his sale, just that it wouldn’t be the end of the world for the right number – especially if we got a talent as good as Billy Gilmour in return.

Do we want this? We’d not strongly oppose it, and given the rise of Bassey his exit in the future seems inevitable.

There’s also the fact his stock is sky high and the old iron may be hot at this moment in time and worth striking?

Either way, we’ll put that one out there…

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  1. I’d hate to see the big man go. Think he’s really grown as a player, seems eager to continually get better too with his best years in front of him. However, if we were to lose him it would certainly soften the blow getting in Gilmore as part of any deal. Both have massive futures in the game.

  2. £ 25 Million minimum for Bassey. He is worth 40 M in England now. Im not sure Gilmour is what is needed in the hammer throwing SPL, but with VAR coming soon then maybe yes.

  3. I wouldn’t like to see him go, keep him for another season or so , he is still a young man so has years in front of him, when or if he gets sold just make sure there is add-ons, do we really need Billy at the moment I don’t know.

  4. Gilmour rated at 15 million ????? what has he done down there to merit such a valuation ? sorry for me I want all the cash for bassey if leaving ,gilmour a loan at most to prove he is not a busted flush ! if he is used as makeweight would seriously be pissed off as would some gers fans i would imagine .

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