Fulham Set To Complete Signing of Nigeria International

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Fulham Nearing Signing of Ajax Defender Calvin Bassey, Reinforcing Defense as Marco Silva Revamps Squad.

In a bid to strengthen their defensive lineup ahead of the new season, Fulham Football Club is on the brink of securing the signature of talented Ajax defender Calvin Bassey, as per reliable reports from sports sources.

The promising 23-year-old Nigerian, who boasts an impressive footballing journey from Leicester’s youth academy to Rangers and later to Ajax, is set to become the Cottagers’ second signing this summer.

The first acquisition saw Raul Jimenez, the skillful striker, join the club for a modest £5.5 million transfer fee from Wolves.

Known primarily as a commanding center back, Bassey’s versatility in covering the left-back position is an added asset, making him a valuable addition to the squad, especially with the departures of Joe Bryan and Shane Duffy.

The Ajax star showcased his prowess on the European stage, featuring in all of his former club’s Champions League fixtures and amassing 39 appearances last season.

Fulham’s initial pursuit of Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu appeared promising with a proposed £15 million deal on the table. However, Bassey’s imminent arrival might raise questions about the status of that transfer.

The outcome could hinge on the potential sale of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to Saudi Arabian giants Al-Hilal, which could bring in a substantial sum of up to £50 million for the Cottagers. If Mitrovic’s departure materializes, Fulham’s priority would shift to acquiring a new talismanic striker to bolster their offensive options.

Manager Marco Silva is determined to address the defensive vulnerabilities that plagued Fulham last season, with the team conceding a concerning 53 goals in the league.

Bassey’s inclusion alongside the likes of Issa Diop and Tosin Adarabioyo is expected to provide a solid foundation at the heart of the backline, shoring up the defense and offering renewed hope for a more competitive campaign ahead.

As the deal inches closer to completion, Fulham fans eagerly anticipate the official announcement of Calvin Bassey’s arrival at Craven Cottage.

With Silva’s astute managerial guidance and the club’s strategic signings, optimism is building for a promising and resurgent season in the top-flight football arena.

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