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Fulham make £15m bid to Ajax for Calvin Bassey

FULHAM have made a firm bid to Ajax for Calvin Bassey, according to reports in England.

The Premier League club have made a proposal worth around £15m for the Super Eagles defender, the Athletic reported today.

Bassey joined Ajax for €23m from Rangers last July and signed a five-year deal.

The 23-year-old Nigeria international had periods of struggle in his first season in The Netherlands but still made 39 appearances in all competitions, registering one goal and five assists.

He also played 45 minutes of the pre-season friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk yesterday, which Ajax won 3-0.

Brighton were initially reported to be interested in Bassey, but their Premier League rivals have now made the first move with the bid.

The Athletic added that Ajax were yet to respond to the bid, with there still being the possibility that they might opt to keep the versatile Nigerian.

Bassey can play as a left-back, a left-sided wing-back or centre-back in a four-man or three-man defence.

If he makes the move to Fulham, Bassey will be returning to England, where he began his career with Leicester City’s youth teams.

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