According to a report from the Express, West Ham have been beaten in the race to sign Leicester youngster Calvin Bassey by Glasgow Rangers.

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The 20-year-old left-back, who can also play at centre-back, is highly rated, and will be seen as a big coup for Rangers.

The Express claims that Gers boss Steven Gerrard has brought to the youngster to Ibrox for just £230,000.

Bassey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers. The Scottish giants beat West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen to the talented youngster’s signature (Express).

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Calvin Bassey (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

The young star has plenty of experience at youth level, having made 90 appearances for Leicester’s under-18’s and under-23’s (Transfermarkt).

Whilst he is far from the finished product, the early signs are that West Ham have missed out on a real star of the future. And that is obviously good news for Rangers.

 

The Hammers desperately need to bolster their central defensive ranks.

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Calvin Bassey (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Angelo Ogbonna has recently turned 32 and Winston Reid and Issa Diop face uncertain futures at the London Stadium.

Given his age and potential, Bassey would have been the ideal summer signing for David Moyes.

But the Scot will obviously have to turn his attention elsewhere now.

West Ham’s loss could very well end up being Rangers’ gain.

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