Calvin Bassey signed

KGR98

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Could do with a similar type for right back unless Patterson is ready to step up if not get a right sided forward/winger with an eye for goal and a Powerful midfield playmaker and we will have done well
 

Necro

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Read this thread back and you'll find that I'm not negative in anyway with regards to Shirley.

Necro, however, stated that Kent is now worth more than we paid for him - which is utter bollocks.

I'd be delighted if that turns out to be the case going forward but it patently isn't the case at this moment.
A) We didn't pay £7m for Kent.

B) He's worth more to us than £7m regardless.
 

tottie beck

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Surely not serious?

A team that has routinely shit the bed at the hint of being top of the league.

A team who will chuck it after Christmas.

You are telling me adding a 20 year old back up left-back and a midfielder will be enough to stop a team going to 10 league titles in a row?
I'm saying we need a central midfielder with a bit of bite and leadership and that will ignite some fire in the belly of those around him (Jack and Arfield in particular, who I think are naturally more agressive than they have so far shown) I guess where we disagree is that I dont believe we are as big a bunch of losers as you suggest. In fact I believe if we can get the right player it will be the last piece of the jigsaw that will see the whole team perform better. We have a lot of talented players in our squad, we just need someone who will pull it all together. A ball winning midfield would serve us better than buying an abundance of average quality squadies.

To me Bassey can provide cover on the left for a hole that caused us problems when Barasic was out. Its interesting Gerrard called him a 'modern LB' which suggests he will be useful anywhere on the left flank. I recognize we are a bit thin up front, but hopefully Hagi will see the forwards getting better suply. We might need a partner for Defoe as I dont see him as a lone striker, but for now, I think the aforemention midfielder is the priority
 

LoganBear

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I'm saying we need a central midfielder with a bit of bite and leadership and that will ignite some fire in the belly of those around him (Jack and Arfield in particular, who I think are naturally more agressive than they have so far shown) I guess where we disagree is that I dont believe we are as big a bunch of losers as you suggest. In fact I believe if we can get the right player it will be the last piece of the jigsaw that will see the whole team perform better. We have a lot of talented players in our squad, we just need someone who will pull it all together. A ball winning midfield would serve us better than buying an abundance of average quality squadies.

To me Bassey can provide cover on the left for a hole that caused us problems when Barasic was out. Its interesting Gerrard called him a 'modern LB' which suggests he will be useful anywhere on the left flank. I recognize we are a bit thin up front, but hopefully Hagi will see the forwards getting better suply. We might need a partner for Defoe as I dont see him as a lone striker, but for now, I think the aforemention midfielder is the priority
We need a quality centre forward.

2 if an acceptable offer comes in for the buff.
 

tottie beck

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We need a quality centre forward.

2 if an acceptable offer comes in for the buff.
I wouldn’t disagree, but I think we would need to off load Stewart in order to do that. I get the feeling Alfredo will be here until the transfer market normalizes somewhat. I just hope he recognizes the need to prove himself again.

I don’t doubt there are several areas of the team where it would be good to strengthen. I just feel that a ball winning central midfielder with a bit of bite to his game, who is a proven leader, would be the spark that ignites us. For me that should be the priority as I think it would help get the best out of others.
 

Coda

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No harm but I'm not a fan of dealing with Brendan. Dont trust him. How can you trust a man who had 'that' done to his teeth.
If it meant dealing with Rodgers, you'd take the entire Leicester squad, on the basis they'd win us the league at a canter.
 

dunn1872

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Reading the thread on Leicester official Twitter account about him leaving, he seems quite highly rated by their fans.
 

willg89

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Tall lad with a bit of presence it seems. Will be good to see a few more players like that as apart from Katic not many of the defence are blessed with much pure, natural strength, in my opinion.

Hopefully he can be a threat from set pieces as well in the same way that Katic is.
 

Necro

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What?

How is he “worth more to us than £7m regardless”???

If we win 55 then...aye.
Beale said not long after he signed to take the press with a pinch of salt and that we got a good deal.

He's worth more than £7m to us because we'd rightly laugh at a club if they bid that for him. He's 23 and has an incredibly high ceiling.

Absolutely sick to death of people talking our players down for no reason, it goes beyond valid criticism.
 

Katic's gonna get ye

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Beale said not long after he signed to take the press with a pinch of salt and that we got a good deal.

He's worth more than £7m to us because we'd rightly laugh at a club if they bid that for him. He's 23 and has an incredibly high ceiling.

Absolutely sick to death of people talking our players down for no valid reason, it goes beyond valid criticism.
It is utterly bizzare the way our fans talk our players down. Pisses me right off.
 

GovanFront4

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A) We didn't pay £7m for Kent.

B) He's worth more to us than £7m regardless.
I think people struggle with figures like £7m in footbal now.

You want a promising English player from Liverpool? Then at least £7m is your price.

It's a big figure to us and sounds like an amount that we can't sell on, but its absolutely a buy to sell purchase. £7m isn't a massive fee in British football now - it was a price we had to pay and absolutely one that was worth it.
 

LD5

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If anyone wants a laugh go on Rangersmedia and check the forum they have on Bassey, supposedly Barisic wasn't even our best left back last season and should be punted ASAP.
 

largsloyalist

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Rangers are delighted to announce the pre-contract signing of Calvin Bassey from Leicester City.

The highly-rated 20-year-old defender has made the decision to join the Gers on a four-year-deal with Rangers paying training compensation to Leicester after Bassey decided to make the switch from the Midlands across the border to Scotland.

Italian-born Bassey, who can play as a left back or centre back, is also eligible for Nigeria and England, and will officially become a Ranger when the transfer window opens.

Speaking about his new signing, manager Steven Gerrard said: “There was a lot of clubs interested in Calvin and for us it’s pleasing to secure the services of another young talent.

“He’s a strong and dynamic athlete who is very much the modern day full back. He will develop further and we are excited to have made another strong addition to our group.

“He’s left-footed, physically powerful and enjoys driving forward and is certainly equipped to thrive in the combative nature of Scottish football. We continue to look ahead to next season and Calvin is another positive addition as we continue to build the strength and depth of our squad.”

Sporting Director, Ross Wilson underlined his delight at securing the signing, adding: “Calvin has a really bright future and we are pleased to have attracted him to Rangers.

“The scouting staff identified him at the end of last year and Steven and I have been tracking his situation extensively since then. His ability to play as a full back and centre back will provide us with new depth defensively and doing that was one of our primary targets for this summer.

“He is a young man bursting with enthusiasm and positivity and I know how excited he is to be continuing his journey under the guidance of Steven and the staff.”

Calvin Bassey commented: “I am delighted to join Rangers and secure my future at a club of such stature. When I entered talks with Rangers, I knew this club was right for me. Of course I am thankful for everything Leicester has done for me and I am now very excited about working under Steven Gerrard and his coaching team to continue my progression.

“I have heard about the amazing atmosphere at Ibrox. I can’t wait to start pre-season and take my career to the next level in the famous blue Rangers jersey.”
Cheers Brendan - for all you lurkers
 

Bob Agg

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Welcome to the greatest club in the world.

An improvement on Flanagan & Halliday as a back-up with the potential of a sell on fee if he delivers.
 

Necro

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I think people struggle with figures like £7m in footbal now.

You want a promising English player from Liverpool? Then at least £7m is your price.

It's a big figure to us and sounds like an amount that we can't sell on, but its absolutely a buy to sell purchase. £7m isn't a massive fee in British football now - it was a price we had to pay and absolutely one that was worth it.
£7m is pretty much nothing in British football these days. Clubs buy academy aged players for that and don't care if it doesn't work out.

For all of the abuse Kent gets, he's one of the few that you know will produce in the big games. He absolutely thrives against Celtic and in Europe, people are too willing to forget how good he can be so they can write him off as an expensive dud.
 

Juanito2

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I think this is a bigger signing than people think. It's in terms of previous cross border deals for younger players. This is more like Joe Aribo level than Joe Dodo in terms of quality. He's not a punt or development squad player.
 
Can be luck with these signings and we have had enough bad luck with random u20 players from England. Hopefully does well! Boy looks fucking massive!
 

AstralFlame72

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Here’s another response from a guy on the Leicester forum:



Just tried to create a Wikipedia page for him but apparently it was rejected as he isn’t well known enough, cheeky bastards!
 

GovanFront4

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£7m is pretty much nothing in British football these days. Clubs buy academy aged players for that and don't care if it doesn't work out.

For all of the abuse Kent gets, he's one of the few that you know will produce in the big games. He absolutely thrives against Celtic and in Europe, people are too willing to forget how good he can be so they can write him off as an expensive dud.
If you want to pick a forward player to play in high profile games then Kent is the first name down, 100%.

Fans have spoke for years about a buy to sell policy yet when the club tries it they get pelters. I take some issue with the way the club has done business, but this is one aspect that you can see decent progress in.

Winning a championship would be fantastic, obviously. But buying players and selling for a profit year on year will be better in the long run that one league title.
 

Walterego

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Happy with this signing. For me Borna has that position cemented and is one of our best players. This signing gives him competition he didn’t have previously.
A relatively small outlay for one of our stronger positions is fine with me, keep the main money for the problem areas.
Cross border scheme also means we should end up making a decent profit from this lad further down the line.
 

nemessis

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Good cover in case Borna gets injured, or the jesuit books him for nothing thus trying to make him less effective or a potential red and we need to sub Borna.
 
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BigAndBlue

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I have no idea who this lad is or how good he is but we have to have faith that our scouting team and everyone else involved in making signings, are all pulling in the same direction. We needed another left back to give us cover and competition and if there’s no one else in the academy then I think this type of signing is the next best option. This season coming, I expect our academy players who are up to, or very close to the standard required, to be the ones offering cover and competition. When better to blood our promising youngsters when at least half the season is going to be behind closed doors, giving them a chance to hopefully fulfil their promise without the extra pressure of ourselves and opposition fans.
 

ElectricRobbo

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If anyone wants a laugh go on Rangersmedia and check the forum they have on Bassey, supposedly Barisic wasn't even our best left back last season and should be punted ASAP.
That is daft and not even funny. One small plus about this covid crap, I don't get on here much when I am away working because it is blocked. FF is usually just a quick read if lucky and not signed in.

But as far as rangersmdia goes, not even looked for years. They were absolute nutters then so obviously no change there.
 
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Hammerinho

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Absolutely mental there are people on here complaining about this signing. They clearly have no clue about football and how to build a squad.
They'd never even heard of him until earlier today and know phuck all about him, unreal. Leicester have produced a number of good youth players over the last few years so this bodes well.
 
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