Calvin Bassey worth £25m to Rangers insists Charlie Nicholas as he urges club to sell prize asset
Calvin Bassey has impressed Rangers fans this season at centre-half and left-back
Rangers should get £25m minimum for Bassey says Charlie
Charlie Nicholas believes Rangers are looking at a minimum of £25m if they were to sell Calvin Bassey.
The Nigerian has been a rising star for the Light Blues this season, earning major plaudits for his performances in the Europa League and in domestic action.
Bassey provided an impressive showing again as Rangers lifted the Scottish Cup with a win over Hearts, and attention has now turned to the defender as a potential target for other clubs.
Former Light Blues boss Steven Gerrard is said to be keen on keeping an eye on the 22-year-old, as he looks to his first summer window in charge at Aston Villa.
Meanwhile Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has a rebuild on his hands, with the likes of Connor Goldson, Allan McGregor and Steven Davis all seemingly heading for the Ibrox exit.
Star men Alfredo Morelos, Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent are also all in the final year of their Rangers deals, and the former Celtic hero thinks the sale of Bassey could fund an exodus.
Nicholas says the youngster has been a stand out this season, but is urging Rangers to get their money's worth from the defender.
He said in his Scottish Express Sport column: "I can see Rangers getting £25 million if they sell Calvin Bassey to fund their summer rebuild.
"You can see why Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa are so keen to get him but there will be a string of top clubs looking at him.
"I think the minimum value would be in the £25 million bracket.
"The reason why I put him in that range is because he is already a better player than Tyrone Mings.
"He was one that was built up and has ended up becoming an England international but I look at Bassey and I think there is more.
"I also think he has more potential to get even better. I have heard people in recent weeks say how good he has been but he has been like that for the last four or five months.
"For me, he has been the best young player in Scotland. The one player that the top English and European clubs will be looking at is absolutely Bassey.
"How Leicester City didn’t see the potential in him is really surprising.
"I would be simply amazed if Bassey was still at Ibrox next season."
I was sittin' there thinkin'....... Charlie's right!