Glasgow Rangers are reportedly now set to offer Calvin Bassey a ‘massive’ new deal.
The Lowdown: Premier League interest
As per Football Insider, there are numerous suitors from the English Premier League eyeing a swoop for the 22-year-old.
They reported that the likes of Aston Villa, West Ham United and Fulham have all shown interest in signing Bassey in the summer, after impressing with some recent performances.
The Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell hailed him as an ‘incredible‘ athlete after their 2-0 win against Hearts in the Scottish Cup final this weekend, while Giovanni van Bronckhorst has lauded the player’s ‘tremendous‘ development.
The Latest: Deal lined up
According to Football Insider, the Teddy Bears are now preparing to offer Bassey a new contract in order to try and keep him at the club.
Should Rangers start Bassey?
A source from inside Ibrox has revealed that they are lining up talks over a new deal, and will be offered a ‘massive’ pay rise.
He would duly become one of the highest earners at the club in a deal which would help to fend off transfer interest this summer.
The Verdict: Big boost
It will certainly be a big boost for the Light Blues faithful to hear that Bassey has been lined up for a new deal amid interest from the Premier League.
He has ranked highly among his team-mates in terms of average tackles, blocks, passes and crosses per game this season (WhoScored), and his ability to play at both left-back and as a central defender has really helped the team, especially considering that they got to the final of both the Scottish Cup and the UEFA Europa League.
Bassey is a key player for the team, so the Gers will surely want to keep him at all costs.
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