News today in the Sunday Sun that Sebastien Bassong has broken off talks with Spurs about a potential transfer.
Sebastien Bassong – could he stay on Tyneside?
It seems that the London club were unable to meet Seb’s wage demands, but just exactly why they were discussing personal financial details with the player is beyond us, because don’t clubs first have to agree a fee, before anything else can happen?
And the Sunday Sun is also reporting the 22 year-old could yet commit his future to the Newcastle club, if the appointment of Alan Shearer as manager is confirmed soon.
That would be terrific news, at a time when Newcastle fans are looking for anything positive about the news on the club, and also when they even have to shield their eyes from that ghastly yellow away strip, as they pass by the Newcastle United shops in Newcastle. 😀
The only saving grace about the new strip is they will not wear it at St. James’ Park, otherwise sun-glasses would be in big demand before the game.
Bassong was easily Newcastle’s best player last season, but the lad is ambitious and is at least looking at what may be available outside of Toon.
After all, Ashley in his wisdom, put every first team player up for sale a few weeks ago, and of course we have sold nobody yet.
A source close to Bassong said:
“The numbers being talked about were well out of proportion with what Sebastien is worth,”
“He wouldn’t be looking for fortunes, just the going rate for a player who proved himself in a relegated team last season.”
Arsenal and Manchester City ar two other clubs who have also been linked with the Frenchman, who was acquired by Newcastle for £500K from Metz last summer, according to Managing Director Derek Llambias.
But the Newcastle sale seems to be dragging on even longer than initially hoped for, and with Newcastle players, including Bassong, all back on Tyneside this Wednesday, at least Alan will be able to talk to those ones he would like to keep at the club, and they will no doubt include the 22 year-old.
Newcastle fans still await some good news on the owner front, and it will have to come soon, if the club are to sort themselves out and be ready for the new season opening, which is now less than 6 weeks away.