Dutch giants, Ajax Amsterdam has officially unveiled their new signing, Calvin Bassey, with Rangers raking in a record fee for him.
The Nigerian international, was a standout for the Ibrox side last season and played a vital part in their run to lifting the Scottish Cup and also getting to the Europa League final in Seville, Spain.
Bassey, 22, was signed as a replacement for Lisandro Martinez who left Ajax for Manchester United last week.
In a statement, the Dutch giants said: “Ajax has reached an agreement with Rangers FC and Calvin Bassey for the transfer of the defender to Amsterdam.
“The English-Nigerian player has signed a contract with Ajax that will take effect immediately and will run for five seasons, until June 30, 2027. Ajax will pay a transfer fee of EUR 23 million to Rangers FC. Including variables, that amount could increase to EUR 26.5 million.”
Rangers also released a statement, saying: “Rangers Football Club can today confirm Calvin Bassey has joined Ajax in a deal which is the largest in Rangers’ history.
“Calvin leaves with best wishes from everyone at Rangers and we thank him for his hard work and commitment over the past two seasons.
“The 22-year-old joined Rangers from Leicester City for a Training Compensation Fee in the summer of 2020, making 65 appearances for the Light Blues.
“Bassey played his part in Rangers’ historic 55th league title victory, won the 2022 Scottish Cup, while also having a huge role in the incredible UEFA Europa League run to the final in Seville last season.
“We wish Calvin all the best for his future career.”