Bassong Turns Down Spurs – Could He Stay On Tyneside?

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.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    “A source close to Bassong”

    oh that source again! Sorry but dont believe a word.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    This is good news if it true.
    Perhaps it will be the start of LOTS of good news !

  • batty

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    if spurs cant afford his wages how can we

  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Hugh Jorgan

    What are you? you cant be a human!

  • RyanToon

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    bassong wont stay

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #6

    TF, he plays guitar and sings for Status Quo

  • Rangerman

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks like another youngster with an over inflated opinion of what he’s worth, you can’t blame him when you’ve got the likes of Alan Smith sat on our bench earning £60k per week while he’s been one of our best players.

    He’s worth about £25k a week until he proves he’s not a one season wonder.

  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8
  • Rodzilla

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    haha, yeah, I doubt his alter ego is ‘Hugh Jorgan’ though. Although his choice of ‘my brute’ name has always confused me.

  • Joseph

    Jun 28, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    “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?”
    its harry redknapp a little thing like the rules aren’t going to stop the bung taking scumbag

  • bill

    Jun 28, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    How do people on here know what we can afford next season?

    Until the new owner is announced we haven’t got a clue.

    I also hear stories about all sorts of rubbish regarding NUFC in the press at the moment which is just total speculation. I say give me facts or shut up! (the press not you guys)

  • RyanToon

    Jun 28, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #12

    south africa beating spain!

  • Doocey

    Jun 28, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    I hope it’s true.

  • RyanToon

    Jun 28, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #14

    spain just scored two late goals!

  • RyanToon

    Jun 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15



  • chuck

    Jun 28, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #16

    He is probably awaiting a bid from a bigger club,
    The Arse, Chelsea or Citeh if in fact the rumor is true, which I doubt.
    I realize we need to get rid of high salaried deadwood and have probably given their agents permission to make the best deals for their clients, but I certainly would`nt place Bassong in that category.
    Who the hell knows whats going on right now and obviously MA doesnt think it`s any of our business, crazy!

  • Solaidback

    Jun 29, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Either the Spurts have been ‘tapping up’ one of our players or someone at the TOON have accepted a bid from the Spurts because as Ed said, a player can’t go into discussions regarding wages & contracts unless both teams have agreed a price, the alternative is of course that the story is complete bogus & it’s another journo spreading rumours becuase they’ve nowt else to write about the TOON!!!

    Personally I’m hoping it the ‘tapping up’ reason, that way we can sue the arse’s of the Spurts & get Arry the sack… lol lol


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