West Ham United wanted Calvin Bassey but have missed out on a deal with Ajax now set to secure the Rangers defender’s signature.
The Hammers have already landed one left-sided defender this summer with Nayef Aguerd arriving from Rennes.
Yet West Ham may also fancy signing a left back though, with a natural heir to Aaron Cresswell needed for the years to come.
There haven’t been many rumours in that regard, but it looks like West Ham have just missed out on a potential signing.
WEST HAM UNITED WANTED CALVIN BASSEY
The Athletic report that West Ham were interested in signing Rangers defender Calvin Bassey.
Aston Villa as well as Brighton and Hove Albion were also keen on Bassey whilst there have been claims that Arsenal fancy him too.
Yet all of those clubs are set to miss out because Bassey is leaving Rangers for a big move to Amsterdam.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Ajax will secure a €25million (£23million) deal to sign Bassey with a long-term contract now in place.
Ajax have picked out Bassey as the ideal replacement for Lisandro Martinez, who has today agreed to join Manchester United.
Martinez has played as a left back or left-sided centre back for Ajax and Bassey has played in those roles for Rangers too.