Newcastle Could Bring Back Sebastian Bassong On Loan

Who will play enxt to James Perch on Saturday at Norwich is still unknown, which illustrates the problems Newcastle now have at enter-back given Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini are out inured.

Seb Bassong – while at Newcastle during the relegation season

Steven is likely to be out for the season, and it’s still not known how bad Colo’s injury is, but he could miss all the December fixtures.

It turns out that Pardew cannot recall James Tavernier from his loan at Sheffield Wednesday until the youngster has spent 28 days at Hillsborough.

Since he seems to have signed on loan around November 21st, that’s around December 19th, which is in two weeks time.

But another possibility which is being reported today, is that Newcastle could sign former center-back Sebastian Bassong on loan in January.

Sebastian moved to Spurs in the summer of 2009 for £8m from Newcastle, but he has been unable to hold down a first team spot at the London club and has played only 42 times for them.

That’s even though Spurs have had regular injuries to their top two central defenders Michael Dawson and Ledley King.

Bassong played 30 times in the relegation season, his only time on Tyneside after being signed for peanuts (£500K?)from FC Metz in August, 2008, and was easily our Player of the Season in 2009.

The Cameroon International can also play at left back, so he could be a target for Newcastle in January, but one or two new center-backs just must be brought in during January.

However, the difficulty now is who to play at center-back until Coloccini is fit, and the choices are not very good – not very good at all.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Dec 6, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Bring back Albert !!!

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 6, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    bassong was sold for 8 million rising up to 12 million if spurs made it to UCL, which they did

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 6, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4


  • Klatoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Atleast he has prem experience. There are better,younger continental defenders we can sign but they would need alot of time to settle to the prem and we cant afford that. We need someone who will be ready to play immediately. Defenders who come into the prem from other leagues tend to struggle initially,just look at Mertesacker,Luiz or our own Colo (debut season)

  • Eyeball81

    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Would take him back on loan but I reckon ‘Arry would try to make a move on Tim Krul as part of the deal!!

  • Toonaholic

    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    uhm since he is a cameroon international does that not mean his going to be away for the african cup of nations?

  • stuart no9

    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    eyeball………like me, your starting to see,a scenario developing around krul. spurs did have reps at rhe ground on saturday, ash is a big fan of spurs ,plus make a few pennies at the same time, however it wont be this jan, ash dosnt work like that.He will be offered x amount in jan, reject it then probably reject the next offer. now he has some indication on what spurs are prepared to pay, let krul finish his outstanding season, offer him a new improved 5 year contract, spurs come in for him again in summer with a much improved offer, after a brilliant 2nd half of the season, summer krul is gone . goalkeepers tend not to bring much money, however krul will be the dutch no 1 for a very long time, maybe one of the worlds best, so £20-30M would not be such a daft price to pay for a potentially world class keeper for a team who have ambitions (spurs) this is only MO i do not expect him to be here next season.

  • weg

    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    There’s still a bit of ill feeling towards Bassong for jumping ship when we went down so i dont know how many people would want him back but he was definitely our best player that year. I think he went to the wrong club but we couldnt turn down £8m for him at the time.
    Personally I haven’t watched him much since he left so i dont know how good his form is. He was the best player in a bad team in 2009, is he now an average player in a very good team?
    PS. He is a CENTRE-back, not a CENTER-back. Sorry for being picky, but American mis-spellings are a bit of a bugbear to me.

  • chris_g

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #10

    Toonaholic – Cameroon haven’t qualified for the ACN this time round so it wouldn’t be a problem.

  • wynsleap

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Bassong showed no loyalty and jumped ship when we went down.
    I wouldn’t be in favour of throwing him a life belt now.
    There has to be other central defenders out there who would be more deserving of a place in our team.

  • Toonaholic

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #12

    wasnt aware of that chris_g, kinda surprising really with some of the players they have. Either way its a no from me for bassong aswell. much better options around and because of what wynsleap said. And of topic but how on earth did garth bloody crook not put krul in team of the week, what does that man have against NUFC?

  • rickskin

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Was he unloyal or did we cash in on him? I don’t think loyalty exists anymore. If another company offered to double my wages I’d be away. Players are employees, some have emotional attatchment and some don’t.
    I’d have him back, as it would give us a better chance of meeting our objectives.

    Chances are, once Williamson comes back, it’ll be him and Perch. Colo comes back, gets sold in the off-season and when Taylor comes back he’ll be a replacement for Colo.

    I wonder if I’ll be proved right.


    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    hasn’t Alex put a transfer request in?

    Or would he be two pricey for us?

  • planb

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Are NUFC Spurs little feeder club? bassong couldnt get away to spurs quick enough but now hes out of favour the mags look good to him i hope pardew doesnt bring him back but looks at other targets.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t want him back he’s sh*te

  • Sav

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Bassong loaned back? Carroll loaned back? What next?
    I heard Llambias likes to play at the back.

  • seantoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Bring Warren Barton out of retirement he would do a job at centre half

  • GeordieJordy

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Honestly, i don’t care one bit about these players who “Jumped Ship” when we got relegated. It is natural for players to want to stay in the Prem if they can, Football is their job and they will do what they feel is best for them and their career. I would Def take Bassong back on loan.

  • tooninspain

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Weg….Ed has lived in the States for years, so leave him alone. Anyway, I have a bugbear about people who omit apostrophes …..”dont” (twice), and “couldnt”. Get a life.

  • Geordie Matriarch

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Quite agree tooninspain. Only important thing is can we understand Ed? And of course we can.
    Think of you a lot, Ed – all the very best.

  • John

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Wud love to see him back wouldnt be surprised if he was forced out the door in 2008 8mill was a great return, gives us options at the back that we dont have, wonder can santon play CB at least hes taller than simspon in their.

  • weg

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #23

    I guess you’re probably right, though I did apologise for being picky. Maybe I should just lighten up a bit and get a life. Next time I complain, feel free to respond.
    ””””””””””””””””””””””””’ There’s a bunch of apostrophe’s for you. Feel free to insert them anywhere you want!!! LOL
    Merry Christmas everyone!

  • lordjoesnow

    Dec 6, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Habib Baye was actually voted our player of the year 2009! Lets get him, Carr and Woodgate back too!

  • lynchmob

    Dec 6, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #25

    killer kilcline bring him back too !!!!!!

  • Kebabacus

    Dec 6, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Those saying ‘no way, he jumped ship’… are you crazy? First: nobody knows exactly why he left, maybe he was pushed. Even if he did jump ship, who cares? Second: he was FANTASTIC for us. I remember everyone on here was going gay for him. I would have him back in a second. Doubt it will happen though.

  • Hunta

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #27

    I think we should take him back. he was outstanding when he was here. maybe he was just young, dumb and ill-advised.(making his agent rich probably). hes just in the mould that we re probably looking for. i’d love to see him and pieters come in.

  • Jamma

    Dec 7, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #28

    I’d get Nedum Onouah from Man City. Top young player.


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