By Jason Jones

12th Jul, 2020 | 8:18am

Rangers new boy Calvin Bassey claims James Maddison convinced him on Scotland move

Rangers new boy Calvin Bassey has revealed that ex-Leicester City teammate James Maddison sold him on the prospect of a move to Scotland. 

The 20-year-old arrived at Ibrox from the Foxes this summer, and has made quite the impact so far, scoring on his debut in a friendly against Hamilton earlier in the week.

And the full-back, who can also play at the heart of defence, has suggested that he turned to former Aberdeen loanee Maddison for advice when deciding whether he should accept a switch north of the border.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun, he said: “I spoke to James Maddison about Scottish football as he was with Aberdeen.

“I asked about his experiences up here and he told me to give my all, work hard and do my thing on the training ground and when my chance comes along, then to take it. He thought I could do well, so hopefully he is right.

“It’s not an easy to make a decision on your future for someone as young as me, but as soon as Rangers came in it was a privilege to join a world-famous club.

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“I’m just focusing on where I’m at now and will do my ultimate to become as good as I can and fulfil my potential.”

Can Bassey be a success at Rangers?

If nothing else, the youngster is making all the right noises.

He seems genuinely delighted to be at the club, and incredibly eager to make a positive impression.

Steven Gerrard has been talking him up for some time too, claiming that he is a “fantastic talent” who is going to surprise a few people.

It may seem relatively minor, but it surely isn’t insignificant that he has been handed the number three shirt either.

That would seemingly suggest that he is set for a fairly decent first team role next term, and alongside the boss’ praise, it looks as if there is plenty to be excited about here.

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