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Going for considerably more than a Bassong?

August 6th, 2009 | 3 Comments |

Bassong: Finalising 'Spurs deal.
Bassong: Finalising 'Spurs deal.
Newcastle United centre-back, Sebastien Bassong, has been in North London having a medical for Tottenham Hotspur, as the final parts of a deal which has been mooted for some time are thrashed out. The fee is thought to be around £8-10 million, though Bassong was signed by Newcastle’s then Director of Football, Dennis Wise, for a mere £500,000 a year ago.

Despite his meagre pricetag, Bassong was voted Newcastle United’s ‘Player of the Year’ last season, though the field was hardly strong in what was a very disappointing season for the Toon to say the least.

Bassong, 23, has stated that he has “no choice” but to leave Toon, as he strives for Premiership football and a permanent place in the Cameroon first team.

Speaking on his time at Newcastle, he said:

“Playing for Newcastle was a real honour in front of the supporters at St James’s Park.

“It has been an unbelievable experience for me.

“But I have always said that I wanted to play in the Premier League and that wasn’t possible with Newcastle. (more…)