April 20, 2024 4:52 am





Nigeria’s Calvin Bassey Joins Fulham, Bringing a Plus of Excitement to the Club


Super Eagles Defender Calvin Bassey Joins Fulham in Exciting Move

New Signing Confirmed by Fulham

Calvin Bassey signing

The highly rated Super Eagles defender, Calvin Bassey, has penned a deal with English club Fulham, in a move that has thrilled fans and football enthusiasts alike. The London-based club officially announced the signing on Friday evening, expressing their delight at securing the services of the talented player.

“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,” read the club’s official statement.

The 23-year-old Bassey, who previously played for Ajax and Rangers, has agreed to a contract that will keep him at Fulham until the summer of 2027, with an option to extend for an additional year. Bassey will don the number three shirt for the upcoming season.

Joining the journey… 🌴

@FulhamFootballClub: Joining the journey… 🌴 #NewSigning #WelcomeCalvin

Upon completing the move, Bassey expressed his joy and excitement at joining Fulham, describing it as a “big” club and feeling like being back “home.” Bassey acknowledged the quality of players at the club, as well as the opportunity to compete in the highly competitive Premier League.

  1. “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,” Bassey remarked.
  2. “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,” he added.

Impressive Stats and Bright Future Ahead

During his tenure at Ajax, Bassey showcased his skills and versatility, featuring in 39 competitive games, scoring a goal, and providing five assists. He also boasts an impressive record at the national team level, having made ten appearances for the Super Eagles, three-time African champions.

“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!” said Fulham owner Toni Khan, expressing his enthusiasm about the new signing.

Nigerian Contingent Flourishes in Transfer Window

Calvin Bassey joins the growing list of Nigerian footballers making moves during this summer transfer window. His compatriot and teammate Samuel Chukwueze also recently made headlines by signing with AC Milan from Villarreal.

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