English Premier League side Fulham have announced the signing of Super Eagles defender Calvin Bassey from Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam.
The London-based club announced Bassey’s capture on their website on Friday.
“The Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Calvin Bassey from Ajax for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance, which is expected to be received during the early part of next week.
“The 23-year-old defender has agreed a contract until the summer of 2027, with a Club option to extend by a further 12 months,” the club said.
Bassey will wear the number three shirt this season.
Speaking to FFCtv in the United States, Bassey said: “I know how big of a club Fulham is. They always have quality players, they’re playing in the Premier League, the best league in the world, so I didn’t have to think much about it.
“It’s a London club as well, so it’s always a plus to go home! I’m happy it’s all done now and I can just focus on the football and help the team build on last season, when they did amazing.”
Bassey is the latest Super Eagles player to change clubs after Samuel Chukwueze moved from Spanish LaLiga side Villarreal to Italian Serie side AC Milan to Thursday. Kenneth Omeruo also joined Turkish side Kasimpasa same day from Leganes.
Fulham manager Tony Khan said, “I’m thrilled to welcome Calvin Bassey to Fulham Football Club!
“He’s a young and versatile defender; a homegrown player who developed at Leicester City’s academy before moving on to play for Rangers and then for Ajax, as well as Nigeria’s national team.
“Calvin’s been a top target for us, so we’re all delighted that he’s committed for the long term with Fulham, and we’re looking forward to watching him progress. Come on Fulham!”