Calvin Bassey: Sneijder Hits Out at Ajax Price for Nigerian Defender

Calvin Bassey: Sneijder Hits Out at Ajax Price for Nigerian Defender

  • Calvin Bassey is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Dutch giants Ajax and the Super Eagles
  • Bassey's move to Ajax from Rangers has now been questioned by former player of the club Wesley Sneijder
  • The 38-year-old former Real Madrid star claimed that Bassey is not worth the amount Ajax paid for his signature

Former Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has slammed those in charge of Ajax claiming that the amount they paid to sign Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey was too much.

Bassey completed a dream €23m move to Ajax last summer after the club's chiefs were impressed with his performances at Rangers.

Since the Nigerian international joined the club, he has featured in 21 games and managed to score one goal as a defender.

Calvin Bassey, Ajax, Rangers, Sneijder, Super Eagles
Calvin Bassey: Sneijder hits out at Ajax price for Nigerian defender. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen
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However, Sneijder who made his name at Ajax is not convinced about the performances of Bassey and has questioned why he was signed.

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According to a report on Pulse, the 38-year-old maintained that Ajax should not have paid Rangers the amount they rolled out for Bassey.

Statement made by Sneijder

"I still think 23 million is too much. This concerns the question of what is asked of a defender in Amsterdam's service.
"He plays at Ajax, so he will have to be able to play football. He might be fantastic in another league. But he has a hard time when he keeps getting released and he has to play from the back.''

Bassey has however featured in eight games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Bassey takes off his shirt

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how an adorable video emerged on social media where Nigerian international Calvin Bassey was spotted taking off his match jersey and handing it over to a female fan on the pitch.

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The lovely scene happened on Sunday, 19 February, a few minutes after Bassey and his teammates at Ajax defeated visiting Sparta Rotterdam 4-0 in Eredivisie encounter.

Although, the Nigerian defender was not among the goal scorers, his input in the match was amazing as he made sure that the opponents had no goal.

Source: Sports Brief News