By Azeem Siddiqui

24th Jun, 2022 | 10:30pm

Craig Moore suggests plenty of suitors for Rangers star Calvin Bassey

Former Rangers centre-back Craig Moore believes that defender Calvin Bassey has a huge market after outstanding performances in the previous campaign.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Ibrox Stadium with Aston Villa leading the charge [the Mirror].

Moore, who represented Rangers in 98 matches across all competitions, believes that Europa League runners-up should demand an eight-digit fee to let Bassey leave.

“I think that people are just going to continually be banging on Rangers door, such was the season that he [Bassey] had,” he told Go Radio as quoted by Football Scotland. “He is going to go on to bigger and better things, in terms of finance at some point.

“Personally, I would love to see all the best players at Rangers for as long as possible. Realistically, if someone pays £25million for him he won’t be here, but you need to get to that level.”

Brilliant Defender

Bassey was one of the standout players for Rangers in the Europa League final, despite the fact that the Gers finished second-best on that night to Eintracht Frankfurt.

In the recently concluded season at the Ibrox stadium, the Nigeria international made 28 appearances for the club in the Scottish League, scoring two goals and providing four assists [Transfermarkt].

Even though his preference is to play as a left-back, Bassey can also play as a third central defender as shown by Van Bronckhorst when he opted for a system with three centre-backs

The 22-year-old averaged 1.5 tackles, 0.6 interceptions and 1.2 clearances per game in the last campaign. Furthermore, he provided 0.6 key passes and enjoyed a 86% pass completion rate in [Whoscored].

Those numbers are too good to ignore for any club and the Rangers’ hierarchy must ensure that they get the best price possible to let go their star player who will be extremely hard to replace.

In other Rangers news, scouts at Ibrox are said to have watched this ‘immense’ powerhouse numerous times ahead of a potential major transfer