A former team-mate claims the Rangers' star is on the verge of a fantastic move

A former team-mate claims the Rangers' star is on the verge of a fantastic move ...

Calvin Bassey, a former Rangers star, is thrilled with his 19 million move from the Scottish Premiership to Eredivisie champions Ajax, according to talkSPORT (20 July, 12.20pm).

At Ibrox, this was always going to be a summer of change.

Even as Bassey packs his bags and prepares to follow Aribo out the door, the future looks brighter than ever.

Rangers beat West Ham United 3-1 in a pre-season match in Glasgow thanks to Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo. Antonio Colak, meanwhile, has 22 goals for Malmo last season.

As Rangers look for striking deals for Romanian playmaker Darius Olaru and Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz, Aribo and Bassey will not be easy to replace.

Aribo says of his former Gers team-mate Bassey, who is very happy with the move.

Bassey should join the Dutch team on Wednesday, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Nigeria international will pay a fee that is approaching 20 million.

For a player who was stuck behind Borna Barisic and Leon Balogun in the Rangers' pecking order just a few months ago, it's been a remarkable comeback.

Aribo adds that he believes the man deserves it because he had an outstanding season. It's fantastic. (Ajax) is a massive club.

Ben Davies, a one-time Celtic target who has signed for an initial $3 million, fills a Bassey-shaped hole in Van Bronckhorsts' backline. Yilmaz, a technically gifted left-back, scored three goals and provided four assists for the Rangers last season.

Ahmet Nur Cebi, the chairman of Besiktas, has admitted that he will not stand in Yilmazs' way. However, it remains to be seen if Rangers are willing to pay $8 million. Yilmaz, 21, has only 12 months left on his contract.

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