Premier League side Fulham have reached an agreement for the signing of Nigeria International and Ajax Amsterdam defender Calvin Bassey in the region of €21million according to The Athletic.
Fulham earlier offered €19.3 million for the centre-back who can also play as a left back but the fee was outrightly rejected by the Dutch giants.
Bassey joined Ajax in the summer of 2022 for €23 million from Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Rangers and played just one season with the Dutch side. The 23-year-old, a former Leicester City academy player had joined Rangers in 2020.
According to respected football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, a sell-on clause has been included in the deal, “Fulham are set to sign Calvin Bassey, here we go! Agreement reached today — fee will be €21m,” the Italian tweeted.
“Sell on clause will be included — Bassey agreed a long-term deal with Fulham and he’s gonna sign next week.”
In his one and only season with Ajax, the Nigeria international made 39 appearances in all competitions scoring once while providing five assists, although his time at the club was marred by criticism by some of the club’s legends after one of his UEFA Champions League performances.
Fulham according to reports have been looking to bolster their team ahead of the 2023/24 season, especially in the defensive positions and identified the Nigerian as a perfect fit for their ambitions.
Although a fee has been agreed on by both clubs, the deal is still subject to an agreement of personal terms between the player and the club as well as a medical.
His performance for Rangers and Ajax saw him get called up to the camp of the Super Eagles. He has since made a total of 10 appearances for the Nigerian senior national team.