Fulham have improved their interest in Nigerian born Ajax defender, Calvin Bassey by tabling an offer of £15m.
This was revealed on Wednesday by top Transfer guru David Ornstein who doubles as a reporter with The Athletics. According to him the official bid by Fulham was in Writing to Ajax.
🚨 EXCL: Fulham have made an initial bid in writing to Ajax for centre-back Calvin Bassey. Proposal for 23yo Nigeria international worth around £15m. #Ajax yet to respond. Has previously been interest from Brighton. Contract 2027 @TheAthleticFC #FFC #BHAFC https://t.co/0hqh4DgI3k— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 19, 2023
Ajax are however yet to respond to the offer from the Cottagers for the versatile 23-year-old, but it appears they have a strong rival in Brighton and Hove Albion who are also interested in the defender
Bassey, who has four years left on his contract, signed for Ajax last summer after two years at Rangers where he made 65 appearances in total, and won the league title in 2021 and the Scottish Cup the following year.
Fulham, who finished 10th last season in the English Premier League, are hoping to improve this season and have already signed former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian to a new one-year contract after his deal expired in the summer.