Scottish Premiership side Rangers have completed the signing of 20-year-old Leicester full-back Calvin Bassey on a pre-contract deal.
Bassey has agreed to a four-year contract with the Scottish giants, who are due to pay training compensation to Leicester City.
The defender was born in Italy and is eligible to play for Nigeria. He will officially make the move when the transfer window opens.
Manager Steven Gerrard told the Rangers website: “There was a lot of clubs interested in Calvin and for us it’s pleasing to secure the services of another young talent.
“He’s a strong and dynamic athlete, who is very much the modern day full-back.
“He will develop further and we are excited to have made another strong addition to our group.
“He’s left-footed, physically powerful, enjoys driving forward and is certainly equipped to thrive in the combative nature of Scottish football.”
Bassey said: “I am delighted to join Rangers and secure my future at a club of such stature.
“I have heard about the amazing atmosphere at Ibrox.
“I can’t wait to start pre-season and take my career to the next level in the famous blue Rangers jersey.”
Calvin Bassey becomes Rangers’ second signing of the summer after they signed Ianis Hagi from Genk, following a successful loan spell.
The young defender joins Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo in the Scottish Premiership and will be hoping make the breakthrough next season.
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