As we half expected Kevin Keegan has said he will make a decision soon on French trialist Sebastien Bassong.
Sebastien Bassong – Keegan will decide shortly
Kevin seemed impressed with the Metz defender during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.
The Frenchman, who just turned 22 earlier this month, played the full 90 minutes at the heart of the Newcastle defense after spending the last week with the Newcastle squad.
His trial only started this week, and not the week before as we had first thought.
Kevin told reporters after the game at Doncaster today:
“I thought he did very well and we’ll see where we go from here.
“He’s not a kid, he’s played 70-odd times in the French First Division and has played for France under-21s.”
“He’s one we’ve had with us a week and we’ve seen him train and wanted to see him in a match and today was a good test for him.”
“For someone very new he did very well.”
As long as he looked as good in training as he did today, we’d fully expect Kevin to try to sign him, if we can agree terms with the player, and a transfer fee with his his club Metz.
Everton have also been interested in the player, but if Newcastle really want him, let’s make this a smooth transfer, and pay the lad what he’s worth, and get him.
He fits the profile we are looking for this summer, and he can also play at left back.
What do you think?
Let us know.