West Ham United are allegedly are keen to sign Rangers star Calvin Bassey in the summer transfer window.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the Rangers defender to the London Stadium from Ibrox in the summer according to a report from Football Insider.
The West Ham manager desperately needs to bolster his left-back and centre-back departments before the start of next season.
Aaron Cresswell will be 33 before the end of the year whilst Arthur Masuaku isn’t fit to be playing Premier League football.
Meanwhile, Issa Diop will surely be moved on and it remains unclear as to whether Angelo Ogbonna will, a) return to his best form after suffering such a serious injury or, b) be let go when his contract expires in the summer.
It seems as though Moyes has a plan in place to kill two birds with one stone, however.
West Ham eyeing move to sign Rangers ace in the summer
Football Insider reckon that Rangers ace Calvin Bassey is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
Bassey, 22, joined Rangers on a free transfer from Leicester City in the summer of 2020.
West Ham were actually interested in signing him then but just missed out to the Gers on his signature (Football Insider).
In 19 Scottish Premiership appearances for Rangers this season, Bassey has averaged 1.3 tackles and 1.3 clearances per game (Who Scored).
During those outings, he has won an average of 1.9 aerial duels per match. In those games, the international has averaged 64.5 passes per match and has recorded a completion rate of 86.9% (Who Scored).
Born in Italy, the Rangers star possesses Nigerian citizenship. He is athletic, energetic and very powerful.
Bassey has a wand of a left foot and seems ready to make the jump up to the Premier League. He can operate at left-back or centre-back so it is obvious to see why David Moyes may want to bring him to the London Stadium.
It has not been made clear how much Rangers will demand for Bassey if West Ham come knocking for his services.
He is a really important player for Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox though, so he certainly won’t come cheap.
The Rangers boss recently raved about the 22-year-old, when speaking to Complete Sports:
“I haven’t seen him play a lot as a left-back. I saw some footage but in my five games here he has played as a central defender. I’m really happy with him, he’s got everything for a modern defender.”
And the Hammers owners may well have to dig deep in their pockets if they are to prise him away from the Glasgow giants in the summer.