Sebastien Bassong has today been asked again about what his contract situation is at Newcastle.
Sebastien Basssong – wants to concentrate on playing right now
Bassong has confirmed that Newcastle United want to sign him to a new and improved long-term contract, but this is probably not the most important thing to concentrate on right now, with Newcastle being in such a precarious position in the league.
Bassong told the Daily Star this morning:
“Newcastle’s management want me to sign a contract extension, but nothing has been agreed,”
“There has been talk of a lot of players leaving during the summer. It’s not my responsibility, but I’ll obviously follow the situation closely.”
“It is down to me to weigh up the pros and cons and I will take my time to make up my mind. I’ve heard about Arsenal, but this is not the time to talk about it.”
“I have stepped up a level since joining Newcastle, but I am still serving my apprenticeship and have lots more to learn.”
“For the time being I can say I’ve made a good choice, though a lot of water has gone under the bridge since my trial last summer and I have earned my place in the first-team.”
We would expect Sebastien to sing a long term deal at the club, whether Newcastle survive in the Premier league or not, as Seb would be more than outstanding in helping Newcastle come straight back up from the Championship.
The fact that Arsenal are interested will help the lad get a good deal at Newcastle, but he has already earned that by his displays on Tyneside, and we think the current regime will ensure the offer made to Seb will be a very good one, that he would find hard to turn down.
While the club have made too many dubious decisions in the past, on some contract negotiations with players, this lad is worth the money, and Newcastle will ensure he gets a good deal, so he will stay on Tyneside, and help Newcastle in their attempts to get back to greatness.
Or that’s what we are hoping, in any case. 😀