The Secret Scout reported that both Arsenal and Manchester United have now set their eyes on Aston Villa target Calvin Bassey.
Bassey has been identified as a prominent target for the Gunners and the Red Devils in the transfer market this season by prominent news outlets. Bassey has been impressive with the Rangers at Glasgow last season. This increased interest from both these Premier League teams has come amidst interest from Steven Gerrard.
Bassey featured in 50 games across all competitions for Rangers the previous season. He succeeded in getting six assists en route to the Europa League final. However, they lost the final to Frankfurt.
Though, the Nigerian international was scintillating from an individual point of view. This has attracted the interest of elite clubs of Europe including Ajax.
Even Brighton has shown interest in the 22-year-old.
Arsenal to pip Aston Villa and Manchester United in signing Bassey
In spectacular news, Bassey has taken a flight to London yesterday to discuss his future. The talented youngster is said to have flown from Glasgow to Gatwick as interest in him increased.
If the news is to be trusted, then he would not be playing for his current team in a friendly against Blackpool.
Although the officials from both United and Villa could easily fly to London. Therefore, the choice of destination indicates that Bassey’s interest is in Arsenal which have its bases in North London. All this point to the Gunners having an edge over the Red Devils and the East Midlands club at this moment.
Bassey is undoubtedly the most promising talent in Glasgow right now.
If any concrete agreement could be reached, Arteta’s team would have shell out approximately £25million. As this is the price that the Rangers are asking for their defender.
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