Bassong: Newcastle Newcomer So Delighted At Deal


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.

sebastien-bassong-200.jpg

 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:

“I’m content, very satisfied to sign with Newcastle,”   “To be honest, I didn’t expect this to happen, it’s huge for me.”

“No, it’s not a dream come true to me, but it’s impossible to measure how motivated I am.” “The law of competition will show who plays and who doesn’t.”

“I’ll have to adapt during a period of time, I don’t know how long it’s going to take me.” “Nevertheless, I’m ready to sit on the bench if I have to.”

“I will be played at centre back, oh yes.”

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.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

50 comments so far

  • SingaporeToon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Finally a new signing.. Keep it coming guys.

    0
  • WesToon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    C’Mon young Lad…show us your worth

    0
  • Owens Swollen Ball

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    What are the chances of a double signing being announced?

    0
  • dougnufc

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    We really should be going for Gomez, because Fulham are really close to getting him

    0
  • MattyDread

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Yeah – now for Coloccini (fingers crossed, although I can’t help but feel pessimistic) and a striker and we’re good to go. Anything on top of that would be a well appreciated bonus – a left back and a top drawer creative midfielder perhaps?

    0
  • filthy mag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #6

    I will still wait until it is confirmed from the official site, however, he will be a welcome signing to the squad. It would be good to have a season where we cant blame the defence!

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Sounds like a Gem this Lad superb attitude too.

    Any news on Coloccini anyone?

    0
  • MattyDread

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Did everyone see this article?

    http://www.sunderlandecho.com/safc/8037-say-Sunderland-will-finish.4337890.jp

    Nice to see 20% of mackems are realists…

    0
  • LoonyToon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    didnt see the game on sat but alledge he had a decent game….good squad player and one for the future…ps…get doon the bookies and see what the price is for the reserves to win the reserve league….canny side this
    Krul
    Edgar Bassong Tozer Kadar

    Godsmark Donninger Lua Lua

    Zamblera Carroll Spear (When he signs)

    0
  • Nobby's Dad

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    England U 21 – 23yrs of age…..£17 million.
    French U21 – 22 yrs of age….£2 million.

    Bentley / Bassong. Different positions I know….but what exactly has Bentley done to warrant a fee of £17 million?And commentators wonder why managers / scouts look abroad?

    0
  • Graham

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    MattyDread – I prefer to say that 80% of the numptys are dillusional!

    0
  • LoonyToon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12

    @ MattyDread….yes mate….few of my mates at work are gutted this has come out cos I have been winding them about it for weeks….”We are gonna do this, we are gonna do that, we are gonna finish above you”…..
    A massive 298 fans took part….238 need to take a very good look at themselves…
    ps…I wish the Echo would refrain from carrying out surveys outside the mental health ward at S*nderland General….they really should be leaving these people alone to get better…not be confusing them with daft questions…lol

    0
  • WIGAZ

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    well said doug! i’ll be livid if fulham spend £15m & get Gomez! the only think that would cure that would us spending £10m + on Ashton or dare i dream £30m on Berbatov! mind u i have a sneaky feelin that KK could still fancy Henry, think a cheeky £15m bid would get him! i’d love van nis too but dont see that happening! mind u all of these are a bit unrealistic! but u never know?

    0
  • Graham

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    With Bassong in and Coloccini hopefully on his way, I think that our defence will be at its strongest for some time.

    Taylor (CB, FB) , Faye (CB), Coloccini (?) (CB, FB), Beye (FB, CB), Enrique (FB), Bassong (CB, FB). With Edgar as back up and the likes of Tozer and others coming through the ranks, for the first time in years we could have a half decent back 4!

    Mind you – the way Keegan likes to play, 3 of them will be just outside the oppositions box for most of the games!

    0
  • spudgun

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully the lad will turn out well and not be another burn out.

    0
  • Irish John

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #16

    I know the mackems are the mother off all dilusional fans but spuds are catching them .

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_3885896,00.html

    0
  • Graham

    Jul 30, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    They’ll be saying that Bartons turned to god and taken up knitting next!

    0
  • Joe Aussie

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Agree with MattyDread,now that we seem to be getting our defence organized we need a creative midfielder,a top drawer playmaker!

    0
  • Nobby's Dad

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #19

    WIGAZ……there is no way we would spend £15 million on a 32 year old and I wouldn’t want us to . Henry has, according to Talk Sports Spanish correspondant, been told by Pepi Guardiola that he will be Barca’s man striker this season – something he wasn’t last season.

    0
  • Will

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #20

    “I will be played at centre back, oh yes.”

    Good Lad!

    0
  • Hadji

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #21

    Irish John……He still thinks that he’s in PSVwhere sometimes the champion is known in advance.

    0
  • JOeT

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #22

    good attitude? haha are u mad

    “no, its not a dream come true to me”
    and
    he doesnt mind sitting on the bench

    he’s not exactly beaming with ambition is he, could be one of zogs mates here for the pay check

    0
  • 51times

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #23

    Joet – When most players say it’a a dream come true to sign for a club, they are lying to win over gullible people like you.

    0
  • Graham

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #24

    JOeT – at least he’s realistic about the prospect of getting immediate 1st team football – unlike his Frenchy mate Zog.

    He realises that he may have to wait until he gets his chance as there are more experienced players infront of him. But I bet he’ll be breathing down their necks during training.

    Its good to see a frenchman that actually “wants” to play for the club!

    0
  • JOeT

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #25

    back in your hole 51 times.

    do you suffer from Small man syndrome?

    or just from having ‘a small c%ck syndrome?

    Dont worry about replying i think you’ve answered my questions in your previous posts

    0
  • Irish John

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #26

    My thoughts aswell Hadji…

    Wonder what he will be saying when there scrapping in mid table….

    I think there going to be really vunrable in set peices this year..They only have woodgate who can head a ball ..The rest off them are about 4 ft tall

    0
  • 51times

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #27

    JOeT – How skillfully you refuted my point.

    0
  • Leo

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #28

    well he isnt a geordie so why would it be a dream come true because he is unlikely to have dreamed about us unless he supported us.

    0
  • Leo

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    51 times is right, get off his back, its hard saying this after some of the stuff i disagree with him on but everytime he makes a good point some people misconstrue it and have a go there is no need…

    0
  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #30

    Agree with Leo & 51 times!..
    …Also, you can never believe stuff that’s been translated from another language, it never scans properly!..

    0
  • brownrob

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #31

    “I will be played at centre back, oh yes.”

    Sounds like he has been watching too many of those Churchill insurance adverts… which really annoy me… 😀

    0
  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #32

    I thought he said ‘whey aye’…Must have been misquoted?.. 😀

    0
  • furrygiblets

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #33

    JOet sounds like another bitter Spud or Mackem

    0
  • Micky Toon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #34

    JoeT the nufcblog hard man. Ha ha.

    If this has happened it’s a good move for the club. The price is right and the lad’s attitude is spot on. Of course it’s not a dream move, it would be like one of us playing for Chelsea, top club, good money, you’d join in a heartbeat, but we’d really want to be playing for NUFC.

    0
  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #35

    He’s a young lad that understands that he may have to be patient before he gets regular games!..
    …Ho’way Bassong, show us what y’made of…
    …& welcome to the TOON!..

    0
  • Spyro

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #36

    a good defender that doesnt mind bench time, cant go wrong really

    0
  • robertsa

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #37

    i dont think he is as good as faye or collocini so im a bit unhappy with this one.

    0
  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #38

    He’s 22, he’s back up, with an eye on the future, that cost us not a lot!..
    …What’s wrong with that?..

    0
  • Obafan

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #39

    Come on now get another quality CB in. Hope to hear something about Collocini, but it looks like other transfer deals that have not gone through tho’ (Aimar, Modric, …).

    I think this lad knows exactly that he has to learn so much more and that he will not be a starter but that he will do anything to get into the team. That is the way all players should be, willing to fight to get in the team and not take it for granted that they should play friom the first till the last game. Taylor should take an example to this guy, cause Taylor also needs to learn so much more, but he thinks he is our best defender. If we sign Collocini (I really hope so) it will be very tough competition for the CB’s.

    My first choice would be:
    Collocini – Faye (or even Cacapa)

    0
  • Hertz

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #40

    His arrival means we are not going for Colo anymore?
    I read stenta that his agent called us to look for another defender(bassong?) coz he knows that we cant afford him.
    Gosh!

    0

You must log in to post a comment.