Aston Villa are ready to step up their pursuit of Glasgow Rangers defender Calvin Bassey and are ‘closing in’ on the defender with the minimum value in the £25million bracket, reports Megasportsarena.com.
Several reports say that Villa will ‘step up’ their interest of Bassey imminently and that the Premier League outfit are ‘closing in’ on the promising defender, but points out that Rangers are in no rush to sell him.
Bassey, who can play at left-back or centre-half, has enjoyed a remarkable rise over the last six months and was a standout performer as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men made it to the Europa League final and the Scottish Cup win.
The Nigeria international’s performances have been gaining admirers and a reunion with former manager Steven Gerrard at Villa Park appears to be edging closer.
Gerrard brought the 22-year-old to Ibrox from Leicester City in July 2020 and the Liverpool great has identified Bassey as Villa’s top transfer target after deals were completed for Philippe Coutinho and Boubacar Kamara.