Bassong finally on his way out of troubled Newcastle

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Bassong - Close to Spurs move

After a long time of asking and constant speculation, last seasons best player is extremely close to signing for Harry Redknapp’s Spurs side. Following Darren Bent’s departure to Sunderland for £10m it’s believed that Redknapp will be using that money on Newcastle’s prized asset, Sebastien Bassong. Bassong who signed for a mere £500,000k has proved himself in English football in his first season, shining out in a lacklustre Newcastle United side. Bassong missed our last game at Villa and was sorely missed, as we were sent down. With that out of the way and the new Championship campaign starting on Saturday we’ll be almost certain to be missing Seb.

Harry Redknapp has said that he wants Bassong and Sky Sports are reporting that the transfer fee is in the region of £8m, not £10m. Why we would reject a £10m bid and then accept an £8m a few days later baffles me. I’m guessing there’s plenty of add-ons based on performances and whatnot. Seb is expected to sign later today as he is doing a medical as we speak. Once personal terms are agreed then Sebastien Bassong is all but a Spurs player. We wish Bassong the very best of luck at Spurs (but not too much :D)

‘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.’

He’s pointing the obvious out there but respects the fans at Newcastle and has acknowledged them. We believe there will be many more departures, maybe just as well.

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steve: ⏱ 07/08/2009

Well another 2 bail out and another possible 6 are being looked at were/when will this shambles end when Ashleys sold all the players who are worth anything we had a very small squad to start with this is getting ridiculous now he seems hell bent on totally destroying the club a lot of people were saying ''you know what it's ok we'll come straight back up'' but the way things are going i think we'll be lucky to survive in the championship

steve: ⏱ 07/08/2009

Well another 2 bail out and another possible 6 are being looked at were/when will this shambles end when Ashleys sold all the players who are worth anything we had a very small squad to start with this is getting ridiculous now he seems hell bent on totally destroying the club a lot of people were saying ''you know what it's ok we'll come straight back up'' but the way things are going i think we'll be lucky to survive in the championship

Doocey: ⏱ 07/08/2009

yeah, promotion is off the cards as far as I'm concerned. We're losing players and not bringing in replacements. There needs to be competition. A couple of injuries and we're ruined!

Doocey: ⏱ 07/08/2009

yeah, promotion is off the cards as far as I'm concerned. We're losing players and not bringing in replacements. There needs to be competition. A couple of injuries and we're ruined!