By Beck Pascal

13th May, 2022 | 10:36am

Aston Villa eye summer move for Rangers defender Calvin Bassey

Aston Villa are eyeing a move for Rangers defender Calvin Bassey in the summer transfer window, according to reports by The Telegraph.

The Nigeria international has established himself as a stalwart in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side this season with a catalogue of impressive displays. 

Steven Gerrard knows the defender very well having worked with him during his spell at Ibrox before making his move to the Premier League and Villa Park.

With two years left on Bassey’s contract, his age, and importance to the squad, it would take a “sizeable” fee for the Gers to allow the left-back to leave Glasgow in the summer.

Villa have already started their summer splurge by signing Philippe Coutinho permanently from Barcelona on a £125,000-a-week deal.

No chance. 

There is absolutely no way on earth Bassey should be allowed to leave Ibrox in the summer – or any time soon for that matter. 

Who does Gerrard think he is? if it wasn’t bad enough abandoning the Light Blues halfway through the season, he is now trying to steal all of their best players. 

He enjoyed a very successful time at Rangers but if he isn’t careful – all of the Bears fans will soon turn against him.

Bassey is an incredible player with huge talent and at such a young age, he will only get better.

Despite massively impressing over the last couple of seasons it feels as if Ibrox hasn’t seen the best of the former Leicester City man and it would be criminal to let him go before they do.

The only way that should be allowed to happen is if Aston Villa comes in with an offer too good to turn down. 

Make no mistake, he is good but can certainly be replaced and if his sale allows several major signings in the summer – it would be stupid not to.

Hopefully, he stays and the Bears still spend big this summer with the revenue they have earned in the Europa League.

In other Rangers news, a Euro legend has shared how Rangers have altered the view of Scottish football whilst raving about one Ibrox man.