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Aston Villa: Villans linked with Calvin Bassey

Aston Villa: Villans linked with Calvin Bassey -Aston Villa News

Aston Villa are considering a move for Rangers defender Calvin Bassey, according to John Percy.

The Lowdown: Bassey profiled

Bassey was signed by Steven Gerrard for Rangers back in 2020 from Leicester City and has made 63 appearances for the Scottish giants, 48 of which have come during the 2021/22 season.

Primarily a left-back, the 22-year-old can also turn out as a centre-back and is under contract at Ibrox until 2024. The Nigerian, described as ‘phenomenal’ when coming through with Leicester, shares the same agency as Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey.

The Latest: Villa links

Percy shared a story for The Telegraph on Thursday evening, looking at Villa’s permanent move for Philippe Coutinho.

Within his report, the reliable reporter stated that Villa are now looking to bring in a left-back to challenge Lucas Digne, with Bassey and Aaron Hickey ‘under consideration’.

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The Verdict: Shrewd move?

Bassey has now established himself as a regular in Scotland has played a key role in Rangers’ run to the Europa League final, so a possible transfer appears to be a shrewd one.

He’ll be entering the final two years of his contract in the summer and seems to be a player Gerrard rates after he brought him to Scotland.

The versatile defender would bolster the club’s left-back and centre-back ranks, should he sign, something which could be handy with the futures of Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa up in the air.

Bassey’s agency have recently spoken to Villa following Ramsey’s new long-term deal in the Midlands, so, providing Villa can agree on a fee, a summer move could be fairly straightforward.

In other news: NSWE now close to agreeing deal for another midfielder alongside Coutinho.  


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