Fulham on the Verge of Sealing Bassey Deal
Fulham F.C., the storied club nestled by the Thames, is poised to ink an £18 million agreement with Ajax’s stalwart defender, Calvin Bassey, according to reports from the Evening Standard. Craven Cottage’s corridors await the 23-year-old for a medical, signalling the impending success of their pursuit.
Courting Controversy: The Salisu Conundrum
What remains uncertain, however, is the ripple effect of Bassey’s arrival on Fulham’s interest in Southampton’s shield, Mohammed Salisu. Having accepted the Cottagers’ £15 million proposal, the club might re-evaluate the necessity of adding another bulwark in Salisu, given Bassey’s potential dominance in the centre-back role.
Jimenez to Add a Spark at the Cottage
In other exhilarating Fulham transfer news, Raul Jimenez is donning the black and white jersey for the forthcoming season after signing a two-year deal with a possibility of extension. The £5.5 million move from Wolves adds depth to Fulham’s forward line. However, fans shouldn’t misconstrue this as a substitute for the Serbia’s striking spearhead, Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Hudson-Odoi: A Winger Worth the Fight
The club also appears to be making headway in negotiations with Chelsea’s fleet-footed winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi. While the West Londoners have agreed on personal terms with Hudson-Odoi, they continue to bicker with the Blues over the £10 million price tag. They remain optimistic, though, about striking a middle ground concerning the final fee and the £120,000 weekly payout for his contract’s remaining year.
Silva’s Summer Hunt for a Full-Back
With an ambitious summer on the horizon, Fulham’s head honcho Marco Silva is said to be hot on the trail of a full-back. A £3.5 million offer has already found favour with AC Milan for Fode Ballo-Toure. But Silva is not one to rush decisions. Amid mounting interest in Ballo-Toure from Bologna, Nice and Werder Bremen, he carefully weighs his options.
Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters looms as an alternative, but the price tag exceeds £15 million. One can only guess the next move in this intriguing transfer window chess game, as Fulham revs up its engine for the approaching season.
In summary, as Fulham gears up for their latest challenges, the fans should expect an exciting roster reshuffle. So, whether it’s Bassey, Salisu, or a surprise player yet to be unveiled, stay tuned for the roller-coaster ride that is the summer transfer window.