Kevin Keegan will talk with Director of Football Dennis Wise this week, before finally deciding whether to sign Newcastle United French trialist Sebastien Bassong.
Seb Bassong – is he worth Â£1.5M?
At only Â£1.5M, the Metz defender would seem a decent bargain for the club, but he is already back in France today, which seems a little surprising to us.
Dennis Wise and scout Jeff Vetere were both at Doncasterâ€™s Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday toÂ watch Bassong in action and play the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat by Doncaster Rovers.
There was some confusion at the game on Saturday, because the Doncaster club had three trialists playing, and they did not want to divulge their identity, so there were no formal announcements on either team â€“ quite bizarre to say the least.
Keegan emerged after the game and said:
â€œI thought Sebastien did very well, and he now goes back to Metz.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve got a chance to sign him, and Iâ€™ll talk with Dennis, and just see where we go from here.â€
â€œThatâ€™s the first time Iâ€™ve seen him in a match. Heâ€™s a nice lad. We had him all week. Heâ€™s in the French Under-21s so heâ€™s no mug â€“ he can play.â€
Bassong was born in Paris just over 22 years ago, and prefers to play on the left side of the defense.
He has made more than 70 appearances for Metz, and can also play at left-back, so he could be a good capture, for a reasonable fee, for the club.
We hope we can sign the youngster, because he seems a good player already, and we feel would do well under Kevin Keegan.
What do you think?
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