Arsenal missed out on impressive Ajax star because they didn’t follow up their interest

Arsenal was one of the clubs that wanted to sign Calvin Bassey last summer after his impressive performance for Rangers in the run to the Europa League final.

The Nigerian has enjoyed a meteoric rise from being released by Leicester City and winning a league title at Rangers.

After the Gers reached the final of the Europa League last season, several clubs wanted to sign him because of his stunning performance in the competition.

He eventually moved to Ajax, who signed him as a replacement for then Arsenal-linked Lisandro Martinez.

An unnamed agent that works for him has now revealed that the Gunners made an enquiry for his signature, but they never followed it up.

“Arsenal contacted us and we let Rangers know, but they did not follow up,” Tuttomercatoweb report him saying to OwnGoalNigeria.

“We also had interest from Aston Villa and West Ham, but in the end, Ajax presented the best offer not in terms of money, but for his development as they promised regular employment.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Bassey has been in fine form at Ajax and we would have enjoyed having him on our team, but we are at the top of the Premier League table.

We can hardly wish for a better season and credit must go to our current options, who have held their own and delivered some eye-catching performances for us so far.

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  1. Thank God! As Nottingham Forest shocking disposed off Liverpool 1-0 in the Epl at the City Ground today.
    Which should warn Arsenal in advance of their playing host to them in the Epl next week’s Sunday to be careful of the danger which they could pose to them in the game. And take the necessary steps required to avert any danger that which Nottingham Forest could cause to them in the game and forestall such danger from affecting them when they come visiting the Ems.

  2. Sorry, I want to make a comment that Arsenal are at this juncture in time are not in the transfer mode to activate any senior team transfers since the last summer transfer window had closed.
    Which saw them signed 5 new top quality players in Matt Turner, Marquinhnos, Pablo Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and Alexandre Zinchenko to bolster the ranks of their team . The evidence of this bolstering us are witnessing now in this season’s campaign as Arsenal have won 13 matches out of the last 14 played in 2 competitions so far this season. And are sitting at the top of the Premier League challenging to win the title this season.
    But the club unfortunately missed out on their 6th last summer signings in Douglas Luiz. When his club side Aston Villa that was managed by the ex Liverpool captain Steven Gerrald a staunch die hard anti-Arsenal. Who was recently sacked by Aston Villa. But after he has stopped Douglas Luiz from joining Arsenal.
    Nevertheless, rightnow, Arsenal are seriously in the mode to finish on high as they continue to campaign in all competitions before the Qarta World Cup kickof to farce a break in playing in all competitions until the 26th of December when playing will resume.

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