As we reported last night, the Metz club in France let it be known on their web site, that an agreement had been reached with Newcastle United for their rising young star, 22 year-old defender Sebastien Bassong.
Â Sebastien Bassong – 22 year old thrilled to be joining Newcastle
And we expected Seb to be thrilled to join the Tyneside club, after spending a week’s trial at the club last week, and obviously impressing enough to get a deal.
Sebastien Bassong has exclusively told setantasports.com just how happy he is to have signed with Newcastle United:
The France Under-21 international said his signing is a deam come true for him, as he told Setanta Sports today:
â€œIâ€™m content, very satisfied to sign with Newcastle,â€Â Â â€œTo be honest, I didnâ€™t expect this to happen, itâ€™s huge for me.”
â€œNo, itâ€™s not a dream come true to me, but itâ€™s impossible to measure how motivated I am.” â€œThe law of competition will show who plays and who doesnâ€™t.”
â€œIâ€™ll have to adapt during a period of time, I donâ€™t know how long itâ€™s going to take me.” â€œNevertheless, Iâ€™m ready to sit on the bench if I have to.”
â€œI will be played at centre back, oh yes.â€
We are very pleased we’ve signed the youngster, because he has all the trademarks of making it in the big time, with certainly a very good and down-to-earth attitude.
We think he may have a chance to push for a left back position, as well as center-back, although we still expect Kevin to bring in a specialized left back before August 31st comes around.
Seb will be more one for the future, with probably limited play in his first season, but these are exactly the type of players we need to sign to augment our squad, but he will not be one of the top four signings Kevin has talked about.
We expect something on the Newcastle United web-site today about Seb having joined the club.