Big spenders Ajax sign Calvin Bassey from Rangers on five-year contract

Rangers defender Calvin Bassey has joined Ajax in a record £22.6m sale for the cinch Premiership club.

The 22-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Eredivisie champions after the two sides agreed a fee of €23m, around £19.6m, which could rise to €26.5m. , in the region of £22.6 million.

A statement on the Dutch team’s official website read: “Ajax has reached an agreement with Rangers and Calvin Bassey for the defender’s transfer to Amsterdam.

The English-Nigerian player has signed a contract with Ajax that will take effect immediately and will last for five seasons, until June 30, 2027.

Bassey, who joined Leicester Rangers on a training compensation fee during the summer of 2020, won the league title and Scottish Cup during his time at Ibrox and also featured in last season’s race. to the Europa League final.

A statement on the Glasgow club’s official website read: “Rangers can confirm today that Calvin Bassey has joined Ajax in a deal that is the biggest in Rangers history.

“Calvin leaves with the best wishes from everyone at the Rangers and we thank him for his hard work and commitment over the past two seasons.

“Bassey played his part in Rangers’ historic 55th league title victory, won the 2022 Scottish Cup and also had a huge role in the incredible Europa League run to the final in Seville last season.

“We wish Calvin all the best for his future career.”