Sebastien Bassong, who we expect to be a Tottenham player sometime today, has said that a need to play Premier League football is the main motivation for his seeking a move to Spurs.
Seb Bassong – a good lad and potential great player
The Toon center-back was signed for just £500K from French club, Metz last August and had a terrific first season at the Newcastle club and was easily the club’s best player.
But the lad is very ambitious and reports suggest he is becoming ever closer to a move away from St. James Park.
Bassong told The Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“It was not good for my career to be at a Championship club. I want to play in future World Cups and African Cup of Nations competitions with Cameroon.”
“That is made more difficult if you are not playing at the higher level,”
“Playing for Newcastle was a real honor in front of the supporters at St James’s Park. It has been an unbelievable experience for me.”
“But I have always said that I wanted to play in the Premier League and that wasn’t possible with Newcastle.”
Newcastle fans took to the player, not only because of his excellent play, but because of his calm temperament and the fact he always gave 100% for the club.
His refusal to travel to Dundee on Sunday was the only blemish on his record at Newcastle, and this is the price the club pays for being relegated.
Of course good things can happen if we can climb back into the Premier League, which has to be our number one goal for next season.
But that alas, will hardly be realized if a certain Mike Ashley is still the owner come September.
We wish Seb all the best, and are only sorry he couldn’t keep playing for our club.
Our loss is Tottenham’s gain though, that’s for sure.