By Alan Hutton

20th Jul, 2022 | 7:34am

Rangers expert issues 'huge' Calvin Bassey claim after journalist's update

Alan Hutton has insisted the exit of Calvin Bassey will be a “huge loss” to Rangers.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Gers right-back suggested Bassey could have been an “absolute standout” for the club in the future.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano (20 July), Ajax have signed the 22-year-old with official announcements to come.

Rangers are set to receive around £18million plus add-ons.

The deal is said to also include a 10% sell-on clause.

The Nigeria international had two years remaining on his Ibrox contract after signing from Leicester’s under-23 team.

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When asked how big a loss Bassey’s exit would be, Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s a huge loss, there’s no getting away from that fact.

I think he was just coming into his own last season and we were starting to see the best of him. At only 22 years of age he was only going to get better.

That being said you know the bigger teams are going to be swooping around him. So to bring in a guy for £230k to then sell him on for add-ons of up to £20m I think it’s great business for the club.

It’s a shame to see him leave because I think he could’ve been an absolute standout player moving forward but we all knew this was going to happen.

The defender made 50 appearances across all competitions for the Gers last season, including 14 in their Europa League campaign.

During that time Bassey provided six assists.

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