By Saikat Mandal

25th Jun, 2022 | 8:45am

Calvin Bassey in no rush to leave Rangers amid Michael Beale suggestions

Calvin Bassey is in no rush to leave Rangers this summer, according to a report from The Daily Record.

The report (25 June) suggests that the defender shares a close bond with Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his Ibrox teammates.

Michael Beale, the current QPR boss, has insisted that the Bears should sell Bassey for a high transfer fee, along with other players, similar to what they did with Nathan Patterson.

“I think the key thing for Ross Wilson and the staff there is to have the conveyor belt in place. I think the cross-border thing really helped in terms of taking a player like [Calvin Bassey] for just over £200,000. The same with Joe Aribo,” Beale told Record Sport.

“Having the conveyor belt in place is really important. That conveyor belt can come through your own academy, like a Nathan Patterson, or it can come from outside. But it’s important when players come and they reach a selling point… With the TV money, it’s the same in the Championship as it is for Glasgow Rangers. You have to sell at the right time.

“If the money being bandied about for Calvin is actually a reality then what a return on your investment that is. On a selfish side I’d like to see him continue because I know he’s having a lovely time.”

Contracts

Bassey has developed into a class player at Ibrox, and there’s more to come from the youngster.

Last season, he produced some fabulous displays at the back, especially in Europa League games.

He displayed his quality both at left-back and in central defence for the Gers, and his meteoric rise hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Rangers should only think about selling Bassey if they get a really good offer that would be too hard to put down.

The Gers have more pressing issues to deal with. The likes of Alfredo Morelos, Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent and Ryan Jack are in the final year of their deals at Ibrox.

For Aribo, Morelos and Kent, there would be no shortage of interest, and Rangers could look to offload them and reinvest the money into the squad.

Beale is absolutely right here. Every player has a price, and Rangers must look into the business side as well. For Bassey, probably the Gers can afford to wait.

In other Rangers news, the club is battling some familiar foes in the race to sign a sensational talent from England.