West Ham United rues Calvin Bassey miss

English Premier League side West Ham are disappointed by their failure to sign Nigeria-eligible left-back Calvin Bassey from Leicester City in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Bassey joined Glasgow Rangers on a four-year deal with the Scottish Premiership giants paying training compensation to his former club Leicester City.

Football Insider says Rangers took advantage of cross-border rules to sign Bassey for one tenth of his market value as he was worth in the region of three million pounds but the Light Blues parted with only £300,000.

The Hammers were interested in signing the Italian-born Nigerian defender prior to his move to Rangers, but Leicester City turned down their bid with the hope that he would sign a new deal, only for the player to run down his contract.

Rangers offered Bassey the chance to play first team football and he has gone on to make nine appearances since his move, including two games in the Europa League and qualifying rounds.

The 20-year-old netted on his Scottish League Cup debut as Rangers thrashed Falkirk 4-0 on Sunday night.

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