Calvin Bassey will have alerted German sides to his ability with his Europa League performances, says Stephen Craigan.
The Rangers defender is hot property in this transfer window, with Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa thought to be leading the race for him.
Fees upwards of £20 million have been discussed for a player that was a revelation over the past season.
And it’s the imperious displays against Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt that may just have opened up a pathway to the Bundesliga.
Craigan reckons the figures discussed will have clubs in Germany thinking they can make a tidy profit on the 22-year-old.
The former Motherwell defender told The Go Radio Football Show: “If someone is willing to come in and pay £25million, that’s what he is worth.
“Looking at Calvin Bassey and his performances, particularly against Dortmund and Leipzig, I would be very surprised if there wasn’t German clubs looking at him.
“The German market is strong and they don’t mind spending £18-£20million on a younger player.
“You think even about Erling Haaland when he came in, Dortmund are a club that are willing to spend that thinking they can get the £50-£60million when they sell them on.
“His performances against Dortmund and Leipzig will have opened the eyes of German clubs, who will think ‘can we pinch him? Can we bring him in?’
“He doesn’t want to go to a club and not play. I just wonder if there is a stepping stone somewhere else before he goes to the English Premier League.
“The link is natural with Steven Gerrard, and he was sensational over the last few months of the season.”
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