Sebastien Bassong has confirmed, as we reported last Friday, that he is joining Newcastle United for a week’s trial.
Sebastien Bassong – will be in on one week’s trial at Newcastle this week
The 6′ 2″ Metz defender will leave the Ligue 1 club’s pre-season training camp to link up with Newcastle United for the coming week.
Although Everton have also been linked with the 22-year-old, he is penciled in to work with Newcastle next week, and because he is willing to come to Newcastle for a week’s trial, we have to believe that if he impresses he will be willing to join the Tyneside club.
Bassong said yesterday:
“It’s a very good thing for me,”Â “Newcastle are not nothing.”
“I will give everything and we will see how my situation is later.”
It’s nice to know we’re not nothing, but that’s hardly a compliment is it?Â Â 😀
The Metz defender turned down a move to Dynamo Bucharest recently, and he has just a year left on his contract, and if Newcastle are impressed by what they see, the club could probably get a decent deal for the player, who has already played over 75 times for Metz.
The youngster has been linked with Everton, Blackburn and Aston Villa previously, but it looks like Newcastle may now be in the driver’s seat for the defender.
He is a French Under-21 International and Everton were said just last week, to be trying to strike a deal of Â£2M for the player, since Metz may lose him for nothing next summer.
Bassong stands just under 6’2″ tall, was born in Paris, and is of French-Cameroon descent.