Glasgow Rangers Ross Wilson has admitted that Steven Gerrard had wanted to sign left back Calvin Bassey for the last few months.
Bassey will be delighted to work with the Gers boss and will look to force his way into the Gers first-team pool as soon as he is given the correct opportunity.
The Rangers recruit left Leicester in search of first team football, totally determined to be a success with the Glasgow giants.
Gerrard’s persuasive talents landed the boys signature, and he will arrive at Rangers Training Facility in Milngavie, Glasgow on the 1st of July.
In spite of numerous interest from other top clubs, Bassey could clearly see a path available to him to a Rangers starting place.
Despite Brendan Rodgers rating the youngster very highly, he had two top experienced left backs ahead of him to play in the Premiership.
Gerrard felt it was a no-brainer to attain his services for a cross-border compensation fee of only £250K.
Bassey is thankful for everything Leicester did for him, but it’s an end of an era and time to play at a higher level than the Foxes U18’s and U23’s sides.
He said, “I am now very excited about working under Steven Gerrard and his coaching team to continue my progression.”
The Gers have already signed Jermain Defoe and Ianis Hagi permanently, and then landed Northern Irish teenager Charlie Lindsay on Friday.
Come Saturday night, another new face was on board. Bassey agreed to join from Leicester, having refused a new extended deal with the Foxes.
With Jon Flanagan and Andy Halliday leaving Rangers, Bassey has a tremendous chance of becoming Borna Barisic’s only competition.