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Nigeria’s Calvin Bassey joins Ajax for £19.6m

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Calvin Bassey has joined Ajax from Rangers for a record fee for the Scottish side

Calvin Bassey has completed his move to join the Dutch champions, Ajax a club record fee of £19.6m was agreed with Rangers.

The Nigeria defender, 22, has signed a five-year deal with the Dutch champions, while add-ons could boost the sale by another £3m.

Bassey joined Rangers from Leicester City for a modest compensation fee in 2020 and emerged as a key player last season.

Rangers’ previous highest sale was £11.5m for Nathan Patterson.

Bassey made 15 appearances as Rangers won their first top-flight title in a decade during his debut campaign.

Last term, he racked up 50 games as the Ibrox club reached the Europa League final and won the Scottish Cup.

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Calvin Bassey now joins up with Ajax at their training camp in Austria, with the Amsterdam club kicking off the defence of their Eredivisie title on 6 August, a week after they meet PSV in the Johan Cruyff Shield.

Scotland centre-half John Souttar agreed a pre-contract move to Rangers from Hearts earlier in the year, while defender Ben Davies moved to Ibrox from Liverpool on Tuesday.

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