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‘He was outstanding’: Tottenham told they should have signed £23m star now at Ajax

Darren Ambrose has claimed that Tottenham should have signed Calvin Bassey, prior to his transfer from Rangers to Ajax, as he told talkSPORT. The former…

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Darren Ambrose has claimed that Tottenham should have signed Calvin Bassey, prior to his transfer from Rangers to Ajax, as he told talkSPORT.

The former Premier League midfielder, who is a boyhood Spurs fan, added that Bassey is a ‘tremendous’ purchase for the Dutch champions.

Rangers have pocketed £23 million for the 22-year-old defender (Sky Sports), who was a standout performer during the second half of last season for the Gers.

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Spurs have been pretty busy this summer, including adding centre-back, Clement Lenglet, to their ranks following his loan move from Barcelona.

But, after watching Bassey for a brief period last season, especially in Europe, Ambrose thinks Tottenham should have taken a punt on him.

“I watched him in the Europa League, especially the final against Frankfurt, I thought he was outstanding,” said Ambrose. “I think this is a tremendous signing for Ajax.

“The games I did watch, he stood out and I was, as a Spurs fan thinking, ‘we should go for Calvin Bassey’. They (Ajax) have just sold Martinez to Manchester United, so it has freed up space.

“At £23 million, that is a snip. It’s a pearl (of a signing) for me.”

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PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS WERE KEEN ON BASSEY

There were teams in England that were keen on signing Bassey this summer, including the likes of Brighton, his former manager, Steven Gerrard, at Aston Villa, Arsenal and West Ham United.

Tottenham have added, and are probably still looking, for another centre-back to add to their squad, as they prepare for the Premier League season and a return to the Champions League.

Given that Antonio Conte was happy to add Nottingham Forest promotion-winning star and Boro defender, Djed Spence, to the team, then that proves he is happy to dip into the market for players not playing in the most-established of leagues.

Bassey would have been on that road given that Scotland’s top-tier isn’t exactly known for its high quality.

But, just like Spurs, the hard-hitting defender will be playing Champions League football next season and he might just find himself coming up against the north London club.
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