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Fulham’s Thai midfielder Ben Davis is poised to make a permanent move to Oxford United, according to the Athletic’s Peter Rutzler.

The 20 year-old midfielder, who was at the centre of an international story when he had a request to defer his Singaporean national service in order to sign professional terms with Fulham rejected, has been with the Whites since a successful trial spell in 2017. Davis, who eventually opted to represent Thailand at international level, quickly became a regular in Fulham’s under 18 side before going on to make 29 appearances at under-23 level between 2019 and 2021.

He made his senior debut for Fulham in their League Cup defeat by Southampton in 2019 and, despite appearing for Thailand at under-23 level, has struggled to make an impression in Fulham’s academy since. He has now agreed terms with Oxford and a move to the League One outfit is expected to be officially confirmed shortly.