Premier League Giants Eye Mega Million Move For Top Super Eagles Star

Premier League Giants Eye Mega Million Move For Top Super Eagles Star

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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  • Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey could be on his way to the Premier League from Rangers in the summer
  • Premier League club Aston Villa are said to be interested in him and they are preparing to submit a bid
  • Calvin Bassey has featured in two games for the Super Eagles and would be in the team to face Mexico and Ecuador

Premier League side Aston Villa are reportedly turning their attention to Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey with the target of luring him to England in the summer.

Those in charge of the Premier League side are said to have been monitoring Calvin Bassey since the beginning of the season and they have been impressed with his games at Rangers.

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Aston Villa eye move for Nigerian star Calvin Bassey. Photo by Ian MacNicol
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According to the report on Complete Sports, Steven Gerrard who is the gaffer of Aston Villa feels Calvin Bassey will be an advantage to his squad next season and wants his signature.

When did Calvin Bassey join Rangers?

Calvin Bassey joined Rangers in 2020 from Leicester City academy and he has so far played 34 games for the Scottish giants.

With one game remaining to end the season in Scotland, Calvin Bassey and his teammates are occupying second position on the League table with 86 points and 4 behind leaders Celtic.

In the Super Eagles, Calvin Bassey has played two games for the Super Eagles and he is expected to be in action for Nigeria in the coming friendly games against Mexico and Ecuador.

Afeez Nosiru shakes to Flavour’s ‘Kwarikwa’ after getting Super Eagles’ call up

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how following his impressive form in the Nigerian Professional Football League this season, Kwara United star Afeez Babatunde Nosiru earned a Super Eagles call up.

The youngster was named in the 30-man list of players that will prosecute the forthcoming international friendlies against Ecuador and Mexico.

Having missed out on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Nigeria will now focus on qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations and a number of friendly matches have been line up.

The Super Eagles will take on Mexico on May 29 and then Ecuador on June 3 and both friendlies will take place in the United States.

Also on the list of the invited players for these two coming games are Akwa United goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka and Enyimba stopper Ojo Olorunleke.

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