It is now confirmed that “colossus” of the Europa League Calvin Bassey left Rangers after his outstanding performance on the 2022 UEFA Europa League Final. Worldwild’s top-level teams such as Bayern Munich, Chelsea or West Ham intended to get left-side protector on their sides.
However, 22-years-old promising football star was sold to the most high-flyer football club in the Netherlands, Ajax, in accordance with the contract lasting 5 years and valued at 23 million dollars and 3.5 million as additional cost.
Team couch expects the talented defender to turn out as a good replacement for Lisandro Martinez, who exited Ajax following its manager Erik Ten Hag. Moreover, Portuguese forward Francisco Conceição will join Bassey on his fresh team for five-million-dollars agreement.
Calvin Bassey himself explains his league choice with the rich history of the club and finely-honed skills of its members. As a matter of fact, Ajax impresses with a wide range of its titles: 20-times Dutch Champions, 36-times Eredivisie Cup and one Champions League.
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Reaction of the fan base
Calvin Bassey started his football career in Leicester City at the age of 15 and sank in the quality of the best left-sided defender in under-18 category. Even though Bassey’s abrupt transfer is considered as a true “Trojan move” among the Rangers fans, they still respect him for his mesmerizing abilities and wish him success in a new team.
As for his countrymen, they show interest towards rising star on online live betting odds in Naija since he became the seventh Nigerian to join Netherland’s biggest team Ajax after his famous predecessors Kanu Nwanko, Finidi George, Sunday Oliseh, Tijani Babaginda, Pius Ikeda and Christopher Kanu.
At the moment Bassey is passing trainings with his new teammates in Austria before the rematch against Eintracht Frankfurt who beat his last club Rangers on penalties during 2022 UEFA Europa League Final. Team manager pins his hopes on such an expensive investment that surpassed even Super Eagles legend Taribo West costing 12 million euro.
The world’s most well-paid defender is forecasted to alter completely winning chances of all other clubs, so stay tuned for the forthcoming tournaments!