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Bassey Arrives Amsterdam For Ajax Medical

Bassey Arrives Amsterdam For Ajax Medical

Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey has arrived Amsterdam to undergo medical tests ahead of his permanent transfer to Ajax, reports Completesports.com.

Ajax and Rangers have agreed a fee in the region of €22m plus €5m add-ons for the 22-year-old.


Bassey was left out of Rangers’ squad for Saturday’s friendly against Blackpool.

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“Calvin Bassey, landed in Amsterdam right now together with his agents in order to undergo medical tests and sign contract as new Ajax player. Done deal,” transfer market, Fabrizio Romano wrote on his Twitter handle on Sunday.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has already confirmed the versatile defender’s departure.

“It was better for all to keep him behind. I think we are in talks with interested clubs; it looks like Calvin is moving on,”Van Bronckhorst told Sky Sports.

“Well, of course, I want to keep Calvin; he’s had incredible development in the last six months, coming from the bench into the team.

“I’m really happy with his performances but also, when you have players who are playing well in the league and Europe, the attention will be there. In the end, everything we do has to be in the best interests of the club.

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“The squad is well at the moment. We changed the players who left and got new players in but with Calvin maybe going as well, we have to look for another player to add to the squad.

“We have our list ready. So, once the deal is done, we can work on another player coming in.”

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  • To me this move is not good. Why going to Dutch league now after all Ranger will also be playing in champions League too. He could have waited for one more year and move to a bigger team in England,Spain or Italy

    • Olujjjj 3 weeks ago

      Go and ask. Kanu .finidi and president IBB and T .
      U wil no if good or
      Wen ajax was ajaz .
      No man city no Chelsea den

    • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago

      My BROTHER TAYO me is just the softness of the LEAGUE no COMPETITION otherwise it’s better than SOUTHAMPTON’s and NF…

    • Bendingba 3 weeks ago

      With due respect, do you really know what you are saying? Ajax and Rangers are not on the same level. Moreover, it’s easier to secure big move from Ajax than Ranger.

  • Guy am disappointed, so a person in Nigeria can call this move a bad one ??, Pls how is rangers gonna play champions league football? Scotland league has only one slot, and the slot is for their champions and rangers didn’t win the league they were runners up.

  • Four Four two 3 weeks ago

    Be that as it may, it’s an upgrade. Rate Ajax and Dutch league higher than Rangers and the Scottish league. Next we are waiting to hear is Umar Sadiq. We are tired of all the Speculations surrounding his future. Sevilla, Virreal or Valencia will be ok. Just move away from Almeria.

  • It’s great news seeing another Nigeria youngster making the news in the summer transfer window.
    Calvin Bassey is about the fourth Nigerian completing a transfer move this window after Taiwo Awoniyi,Joe Aribo and Hertha Berlin bound Ejuke Chidera.
    Bassey’s Ajax switch is a testament to his awe inspiring and brilliant form for the Scottish giant in the last season.
    From obscurity, he emerged; from the dark, he burst on to the scene and like a colossus, he bestrode Ibrox stadium, bounding across the field in dominant style. From a sparing role at the left back to becoming a regular feature in the heart of the defence, combining strong physicality and impressive defensive displays. In the outgone season, the young Bassey showed gut and uncommon courage stepping into the void created by injuries to the key defenders,and shunning eye-catching energetic displays which saw Rangers going the distance in the Uefa cup and crowning the season on a high with a Scottish cup. That was quite an incredible season for the youngster who had his soccer formation in Italy.

    With a club record move to Ajax estimated around £19m, a club with an illustrious tradition of transforming young talent, Bassey, at 23, looks to be on the right path, hypothetically, to fulfilling his great potential of becoming a great version of himself as a defender.

    It’s our hope that the versatile defence ace continues to push harder in his bid to become world best

  • Footballfanatic 3 weeks ago

    Our Squad is not bad either

    Osimhen – Napoli

    Lookman – RB Leipzig

    Ejuke – Hertha Berlin

    Aribo – Southampton

    Ndidi – Leceister city FC

    Iheanacho – Leceister city FC

    Calvin – Ajax

    Sanusi – FC Porto

    Awoniy – Nottingham forest

    Watford – Ekong, Dennis, Kalu, Joseph hungbo, Dele bashiru, Okoye

    Moses Simon – Nantes

    Chukwueze – Villarreal

    How I wish the afcon wasn’t postponed. Now we have to wait till Jan 2024 to challenge for the title. My advice to our players is to work harder and step their game up….When you churn out great performances you will surely get noticed. Leceister must be licking their wounds seeing how improved Bassey is.

  • Footballfanatic 3 weeks ago

    Peseiro seriously needs to scout for defenders and a capable replacement for Ndidi and a midfielder 10…..

    Iwobi – Everton

    Aina – Torino

    Ebuehi – Empoli I don’t know why sheu benches this guy lol.

  • Obest 3 weeks ago

    Shehu benches him due to northern slot. Cyprus my foot.

  • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago

    Have you thought of other REASON rather than jumping to this your NORTHERN SLOT CONCLUSION…. Na una dey use una MOUTH divide this COUNTRY sha..

    • Collins king 3 weeks ago

      But truth is bitter what he said is true northern slot or quota system is shehu a footballer

      • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago

        Noo SHEHU is not a FOOTBALLER.

        HE is a FUEL ATTENDANT..

        And what TRUTH?

        You call an UNVERIFIED CLAIM, TRUTH?


        Yes there might be QUOTA SYSTEM but you can not just CLAIM someone is there on that PURPOSE ZERO without looking whether HE MERITS it…

        And besides you not even the COACH who keeps INVITING HIM.

        You don’t SEE what they SEE…

        • What do they see that no decent European club has been able to see?…… thank God Cyprus has rejected him now let’s see where he will go….. Somalia i suspect….lol

          • Tristan 3 weeks ago

            He’ll go to Saudi Arabia or some other Arab football league.

          • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago


            Thats what they SEE in HIM..

            Over 240 APPEARANCE for both CLUB and COUNTRY..


            Nigeria U23

            African Games bronze medal: 2015
            Nigeria Olympic team

            Summer Olympics bronze medal: 2016

            Kuwait Emir Cup: 2014–15
            Kuwait Super Cup: 2014
            AFC Cup: 2014

            Cypriot First Division: 2020–21
            Cypriot Cup: 2021–22
            Cypriot Super Cup: 2021

        • Tristan 3 weeks ago

          While Europeans are using statistics like:
          Expected Goals XG from ball progression
          Expected Goals Xg from shots
          Assists per 90
          Passes completed per 90
          Forward Passes per 90
          Ball recovery/Interceptions per 90
          Ball retention
          Carry and dribble per 90

          All to separate the “wheat from the chaff” or the “goats from the sheep”. Monkey Post says we should look at experience and matches played when he knows Shehu and his fellow benchwarmer Musa only play 15 minutes of a 90-minute match. Thus accumulating plenty of match experience without matching the effort of other players.

          Instead, let us only count matches where Shehu has played 90 minutes, and let’s see how much experience he has actually accumulated.

          Football is changing and the change is coming from Europe with the introduction of data analytics. Every player will be measured by performance and we will soon be able to get rid of players using politics to hang around the Super Eagles by showing everyone their mediocre statistics.

          • Tristan 3 weeks ago

            While you can get stats for Ebuehi at https://analytics.soccerment.com/en/player/186703/tyronne-ebuehi-1995-12-16/stats
            You cannot get any stats for Shehu Abdullahi because he plays in a very minor league. Otherwise I would be throwing at Monkey Post.

          • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago


            And the same EUROPE that is DECEIVING with all those BULLSH*T, will still tell you that all those STATISTICS that you call MIDIOCRE COUNTS…


            In NIGERIA will say:

            Dey there make PANT dey WEAR you..


        • Tristan 3 weeks ago

          You think Europeans provide these statistics for Africans? Their football clubs spend €millions buying and selling football players. They collate statistics to ensure they don’t waste money and any player they buy fits into their teams and performs.
          Before they even consider buying a player they first look at his statistics. Do you think Ajax is spending €millions on Calvin Bassey without comparing his playing statistics to other left-backs that they can buy?
          People like you are seriously holding Nigeria back with your primordial ways of reasoning.

  • He better go to Saudi Arabia or Arab or Afghanistan leave SE and allow other young serious and talented players develop in our SE

  • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago


    @TRISTAN please understand I have no problem with EBUEHI…

    Neither am I SIDING SHEHU..

    My POINT is STOP the NORTHERN AGENDA/ QUOTA SYSTEM talk whenever a PLAYER from the NORTH is mentioned..

    Haba! AHMED MUSA is there becos of NORTHERN SLOT…


    Even SADIQ UMAR that helped his ALMERIA side gain TOP FLIGHT PROMOTION because HE couldn’t PERFORM as EXPECTED at HIS FIRST APPEARANCE at the NATIONS CUP, you all here started SHOUTING..HE is there because of NORTHERN SLOT… DESSERS, DENNIS deserve to be there…

    But when SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE will be spoiling BALL with his PURPOSELESS DRIBBLE, there wont be anything like EASTERN SLOT or he is there because of QUOTA SYSTEM…

    What about PLAYERS from the WESTERN and SOUTHERN REGION, WE wont get to hear anything like HE is there because of QUOTA SYSTEM…

    PLEASE you all must STOP all these HATE SPEECH and too HARSH CRITICISM on PLAYERS from that REGION…


    ONE LOVE!!


    • OmoEsan 3 weeks ago

      @Monkey Post and @Triston, you both have your points. However, I wouldn’t subscribe to the ascribing of every Shehu Abdullahi & Ahmed Musa invite to quota system or northern agenda. That is very unfair if you ask me.

      Shehu broke into the SE on merit after fantastic displays with the U20, U23 and CHAN Eagles all between 2013 and 2016. He fitted well into the right back position when Rohr started his rebuilding process and he did well in that position until Aina grew up to start benching him. Many have forgotten that this guy played in the Portuguese league and in Turkey in his journey man’s career before he moved to Cyprus for obvious reasons(no better offers).

      Many argue that Ebuehi is better than Shehu hence Shehu should no longer get invites, an assumption I tend to agree with. However the majority of us have failed to acknowledge the obvious fact that Ebuehi has not been available for selection since the 2018 world cup until recently when he just overcame his injury troubles. So, who else would have been on the bench to deputize for Aina in the absence of Ebuehi? Also considering the fact that Shehu fitted in almost perfectly in the midfield whenever he was called upon to do so, I think those shouting quota system and northern agenda have been very unfair to Shehu.

      I won’t spend much time talking about Ahmed Musa, cuz regardless of whatever anyone says, Musa is forever a legend as far as the Nigerian game is concerned. If Stephen Keshi as captain played a good number of games from the bench cuz he was obviously on his way out as at then, same for Nwankwo Kanu and Joseph Yobo at the twilight of their careers, then why are some people getting mad each time Captain Ahmed Musa’s name shows up on the list of invitees? I can’t just help but wonder.

      It was in this same manner that Garba Lawal was always criticized back in the day, just because he is a northerner and wasn’t flamboyant in his displays, yet he was one of the most effective and hardworking utility players we have had till date.

      Nigerians, most especially our forumites here should please stop this unfair criticism of northerners in the national teams. Those that are familiar with yhe various football hubs in Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Makurdi and Gboko will tell you about the abundant soccer talent in that part of the country.

      The team is called the SUPER EAGLES OF NIGERIA and not the SUPER EAGLES OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA. Enough said.

      • Wow! Top marks Omoesan! Your contribution above is beautifully crafted and well rounded.

        I stopped commenting on Shehu and Musa’s matters because it is no longer the best use of my time.

        I monitored Shehu from Chan 2014 to Rio Olympic 2016 and then the 2018 world cup qualifiers against 3 heavyweights of African football. And I can tell you (as you know already) that Shehu has always held his own. He is a solid utility player.

        Musa’s legendary status contributes to his continued Super Eagles invitations until he starts using crutches.

        It’s the way it is.

        Thanks again for your write up which was refreshing to read.

      • MONKEY POST 3 weeks ago

        Thanks @OmoEsan I can now REST now with this your COMMENT…

  • Yinkus 3 weeks ago

    @monkey post,if you don’t rest now I will report you to plumtre ho.

  • Why is no one talking about bright osayi Samuel at fernabahce..the guy is a baller ola Aina needs competition and I think osayi is the right guy

  • Wow! Good write up, but my questions Now that we are to build the team for another two years (since the next tournament is in the year 2024),
    1) should we still stick to Shehu and Ahmed Musa all in the name of 2013,2014,2016 and 2018 experiences in the year 2022?
    2) Since our new coach loves attacking games, is it not good for us to try attacking right backs and younger Ebuehi, Felix Agu as alternative to Aina?
    3) Are we going to miss them if they stop getting invitations?
    4 Now that Shehu is Clubless and we have existing active right backs, should we still stick to Shehu when we are damn sure that he’s coming to sit on the bench all in the name of experience?
    Nobody is talking about Zaidu, Sadiq, we even want Yusuf from Royal antweb in the team cos of continuous injuries of Indidi. You have a point though but even Mikel, Moses, Kanu, Okocha and others weren’t this useless before the called it quit

    • @Banky, Weldon , Ebuehi, Osayi-Samuel and Felix Agu..that’s 3 attacking right backs! And more to come!