By Graeme Hanna

1st May, 2023 | 1:10pm

Rangers set for transfer interest after bid 'received' for Calvin Bassey

Rangers could be set for a significant transfer windfall if Ajax decide to cash in on Calvin Bassey after an unnamed Premier League club reportedly bid for the defender, as featured in the Glasgow Times.

In a podcast run by De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, it was claimed by prominent Dutch journalist Mike Verweij that a £20million offer was on the table for the Nigeria international.

Bassey left Ibrox last summer for a club record sale of £19.6m which could rise further to £22.7m [Sky Sports], with a 10% sell-on clause included.

In what has been a challenging debut season for Bassey in Amsterdam, Ajax must now decide if they want an effective, instant refund on the player or if they want to let him develop further for a greater sale in the future.

“To my amazement, a bid of €23million euros has been received for Calvin Bassey, he stated. “It’s from the English Premier League. I don’t know which club, although it won’t have been one in the top five.

“And by the way, some people at Ajax think that he can be sold one day for 40million Euros [£35million].”

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Stick or twist

This will be a very intriguing transfer situation involving Bassey.

It is clear that he has struggled at times to adapt to the Dutch style of football and playing out from the back, but his defensive prowess has also been displayed.

Ajax has a tough decision ahead on whether to stick or twist, whilst the player’s own thoughts will be considered on how he sees his immediate future.

If a £20m bid was accepted, Michael Beale would be a very grateful recipient of approximately £2m which would likely be reinvested for Rangers own transfer needs.

The squad at Ibrox is set to be significantly overhauled, as confirmed once again by the manager in the aftermath of the damaging 1-0 defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday which ends the season in a competitive sense for the Gers.

It was evident that quality is needed, particularly in attack, if Beale is to be able to mastermind a return to the top.

In other Rangers news, an official club partner makes an ‘End of the road’ claim after the latest loss to Celtic, at Hampden.