Sebastien Bassong, who has been Newcastle’s best player this season, is only one player at Newcastle whose future will be up in the air, if the side gets relegated.
Sebastien Bassong – Newcastle’s best player this season
In fact even if we are lucky enough to avoid the drop, Seb’s future may still not rest with Newcastle next season, as Arsenal and other top clubs will no doubt be after the youngster in the summer.
The Frenchman has had a wonderful first season at the club, and he is one of the very few who have not let the club down this season.
For one so young, he doesn’t turn 23 until early July, he has become a consistently solid performer at the back for the Magpies, and has already been praised by new manager Alan Shearer.
Bassong is exactly the type oif player we need at Newcastle, whether or not we get relegated, because if the mother of all disasters does happen, and we are relegated, then job one will be to get back into the Premier League just as soon as we can, and under Alan Shearer that has to be possible, fairly quickly.
We are great fans of Sebastien, and he’s not only a great future player. but he’s also shown a top temperament this season, and he’s just such a good lad too.
Sebastien talked to thew Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“I am not thinking about my future.” “The most important thing is United and staying up.” “We will think about my future at the end of the season.” “Hopefully after we have stayed up and survived.”
“There were still a lot of positives from Portsmouth.” “We didn’t concede and created a lot of chances.” “We played well, but not good enough to win.” “Honestly I think going to Anfield is going to be really, really difficult.”
“As I have said before it is 11 v 11, but Liverpool are on fire.” “It will be hard but and it could be a good day for the bookmaker.” “But we’ll see what happens.”
While we hope the lad stays at Newcastle, we wouldn’t blame him one little bit if he saw his future away from Newcastle. This season, his first in the Premier League, has been some season at Newcastle, and there’s nothing much good to say about it, as we’ve lurched from one crisis to another.
It could be, if we were being brutally honest, that the youngster would be a lot better off at say Arsenal, under Arsene Wenger, than to be continually in soap operas at Newcastle. At least that’s how our club is right now – one soap opera after another.
We think Shearer can bring some sense and stability to the club, but whether Seb stays at the club to be part of that, has to be debatable right now.
However, whatever he does decide in the summer, we have full confidence that this lad will soon be in the full French side, and he can become a top defender in the seasons ahead.