We’re not at all surprised that Sebastien Bassong has told friends he wants out of Newcastle United.
Sebastien Bassong – wants out of Newcastle – who can blame him?
The Paris-born player was the Newcastle Player Of The Season last season on many web-sites, including this one, but has become frustrated at the situation at the club – really we wonder why? 🙁
The £12m-rated defender has been offered to a range of Premier League clubs by First Artists, the agency Mike Ashley has brought in to sell any one of the first team players in the Newcastle squad, whoever they are.
This is Ashley we think being a little more than stupid, not to mention being spiteful to the Newcastle fans.
A source close to Bassong told the Evening Chronicle said:
“Sebastien is devastated by the madness at the club and wants to go.” “He cost the club hardly anything and feels he has justified his transfer fee.”
“Compared to the rest of his team-mates he has been earning peanuts, picking up £5,000 a week while some of the players who have been earning five-figure salaries and hardly kicking a ball.”
“He loves the fans – but who can blame him for wanting to leave?” “The club is unsure who will be the owners next season, there is no manager>”
“And as much as he enjoys working with Alan Shearer, there are no guarantees that he will be the manager next season.”
“Sebastien is a top-class professional, is never in any trouble and just wants to develop his career.” “He came to Newcastle on trial and they weren’t even sure if they wanted him at first, so he has played way above their expectations.”
It has also come to light that Bassong was very upset by the attitude of some of his team-mates in the dressing room at Villa Park on the final day of the season.
The source continued:
“Sebastien was suspended and gutted about having to sit in the stands.” “But after the game he was mortified by some of the scenes in the dressing room.”
“He said that only three or four of the players looked genuinely upset about the club’s relegation.”
“More worryingly, while the fans were still chanting outside, some players were talking about their holidays.”
Let’s hope the Evening Chronicle source is as bad as the one they had yesterday for the Profitable Group story, which seemed to be a complete hoax.
But this boy has the attitude of players we want and need at the club, but our complete and utter incompetence since relegation, will now definitely mean that we will lose our very best player of last season, and probably some other decent players we would have preferred to keep.
We can hardly blame the lad for wanting to get out of the mad-house, which is Newcastle United right now.
And we will not even mention where we will be getting any new replacements from, as Mike is treating players solely as financial assets of the club, which he wants to sell as quickly as he can, to recuperate as much from his failed investment as possible.
We don’t think Mike can, or should be allowed to go on like this for very much longer, before he appoints a manager, or is forced to appoint a manager. We’ll give it to the end of this week.
He’s destroying the club, and everybody knows it.