Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is counting on Calvin Bassey for the coming 2022-2023 campaign.
The versatile defender has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs following his fantastic performance last season.
While van Bronckhorst admits the player is wanted by other clubs, the Gaffer insists the Player remains an integral part of his plans at Ibrox next season.
The Dutch manager also highlighted why it’s important for the Super Eagles defender to continue his development at Ibrox.
“I think it is a process that you want as a coach,” Van Bronckhorst said. “I am the manager, I am responsible for the process and developing my players, but the more players that are involved in that process, especially if he played so many games at various levels, the experienced guys who have, will help the guys as well.
“If we continue to do that, we become stronger as a team and the talented players will develop. Of course, the development of Calvin last season was fantastic.
“He can be very good. I always remember the first game we played at Hibs away and he had to come in because Leon went off.
“He came in and the first action he had was pressing on the midfield and he is a serious physical presence. The next day I saw him at the training ground and I remembered that action and I told him ‘that is what I want from you when you play.
“He is fantastic. He is a player who is at the beginning of his career but also a player who is open for coaching.
“He wants to develop himself and hopefully we can have him longer here because I think his development needs to be a couple of years more before he reaches the level that he will be comfortable to get into a new team,” He told the Herald.
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