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Calvin Bassey set to seal £23m Ajax move; Ben Davies lined up as replacement

Rangers defender Calvin Bassey has arrived in Amsterdam to place the ending touches on his £23m transfer to Ajax, with the Scottish aspect set to usher in Liverpool’s Ben Davies as a substitute.

22-year-old Bassey, a left-back by commerce, was excellent throughout Rangers’ run to the Europa League last, enjoying in a central function for a big a part of the match and incomes curiosity from a handful of sides throughout the continent consequently.

There was curiosity in Bassey from England, the place he left Leicester’s academy in 2020, however Ajax wasted little time in figuring out the Nigeria worldwide as their most well-liked substitute for Lisandro Martinez, who has joined Manchester United.

Now, 90min can verify that Bassey is in Amsterdam to finalise his transfer to the Eredivisie giants, who’ve agreed to a deal price £23m – the second-biggest switch in Ajax historical past behind solely their £26m acquisition of Steven Bergwijn earlier this summer season.

In anticipation of Bassey’s departure, Rangers have struck a deal to signal 26-year-old Davies from Liverpool for a payment of round £4m.

Davies, who was pursued by Celtic final summer season, will go away Liverpool with out making a single first-team look for Jurgen Klopp’s aspect in his 18 months on the books at Anfield.

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