EPL: Fulham chief, Khan talks up new signing Bassey


Fulham Chief Executive Officer, Tony Khan has expressed his admiration for Nigeria defender, Calvin Bassey.

The Whites announced Bassey’s arrival on a four-year contract from Eredivisie outfit, Ajax Amsterdam on Friday night.

The 23-year-old will take the place of Tosin Adarabioyo in the squad.

Fulham beat another Premier League club, Brighton & Hove Albion to sign the versatile defender.

Khan heaped plaudits on Bassey and claimed he is a good addition to the squad.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Calvin Bassey to Fulham Football Club!”he told the club’s official website.

“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.”

Bassey spent just one season at Ajax. He made 39 appearances, with one goal and five assists to his name.

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