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£10M Spurs Bid For Bassong Rejected By Newcastle

It seems that the demand for Newcastle players is now started to increase, and with Martins gone for a good £9M to Wolfsburg, Newcastle have reportedly turned down a £2M bid from Hull for Beye and a £10M bid from Tottenham for 23 year-old star defender Sebastien Bassong.


Sebastien Bassong – £10M bid turned down

Tottenham are reported to have had an offer in the region of £10M rejected by Newcastle for defender Sebastien Bassong, but we expect that if Spurs or other interested parties raise their bid to silly money Newcastle would sell their young star.

The French defender not surprisingly has attracted lots of interest this summer summer following Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.

Bassong is ambitious and has said he would be willing to leave Tyneside, if he could keep playing in the top division, and each player has his price, but it looks like that price for Bassong is nearer to £15M than £10M, if any club are willing to test Newcastle’s resolve.

Both Everton and money-bags Manchester City are also reportedly keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, so we have to hope for a silly bid from Manchester City, since they have already shown they are quite good at that.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to bring in a center-back who is not always injured, as are his current first choice center-backs Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King.

The news is that Spurs’ chief scout watched Bassong in action in Newcastle’s friendly at home to Leeds United in midweek, which ended 0-0, and Spurs subsequently made their improved offer for the player.

Newcastle are in the driving seat with Bassong, because he is a great young player with many clubs interested, and they would love to keep the player, who may stay if the mess at Newcastle is ever sorted out before September – but we’re not holding our breath on that one.

Bassong has already made 34 appearances for Newcastle since being signed from French club Metz for a paltry £500K last summer.

What a deal that was for the club, and Bassong was of course easily the Newcastle United Blog Player of the Season last season, getting over 60% of the vote.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • magforlife

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1

    If he wants to go, let him, no good keeping anyone who is not committed to the cause.
    Maks me sick when i hear them say they dont want to play in the championship, excuse me, you put us there.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Here, here,

    …Surely, it’s their obligation to get us out of this skite?..

  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed, you’re nearly as quick as me rolling out these articles haha.

    Bassong, if he fetches £15m I’ll be happy, it’s definitely not Ashley deciding on these bids, because he would’ve pocketed the £10m for sure.
    Just a little excitement?! 😛

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Bassong is yours for 20m 😉

  • Starkadder

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #5

    If £10M is Spurs first bid, Ashely is gambling on them coming back with an improved offer, or someone else coming in with a better offer.

    Let’s not get carried away here. Even if we have new owners in the wings, they may still look at £10m+ and say “that will do nicely!”

    They still have to balance the books.

  • Joseph

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #6

    that will be 15m plus a harry redknapp tax of 5m plus a spurs tax of 5m or a player

  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Good to see that even though we’ve been relegated we haven’t become easy pickings for the Premiership vultures.


    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    I know Harry will do his best to build a massive squad of about 50 no hopers and has-beens like he did at portsmooth. The only person who benefitted from all that was Droopy himself. The man is a crooked scumbag.

  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Expect Redknapp on the telly later saying “He’s always a player I’ve liked” etc.

  • tommy boi

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Even more good news, rejecting 10m for an AVERAGE yes AVERAGE player means something is going on… Surely a possible takeover and they want to keep young Seb?

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #11

    also redknapp will say hes ‘fantastic’ has to be the car dealers fav word

  • tommy boi

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Anyone been to SJP today?? me and my mate were walking through at around 11am and there were about 5-7 people crowding around a bald slim built man, im not sure who it was though. My mate thinks it was Steve Coppel but im 90% sure it was Mike Ashley:O lol

  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t think you would describe Mike Ashley as slim built.

  • Ericles

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Sums it up Magforlife.

  • hitman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #15

    tommy, ashley is in hawaii, so we have been told,might of been DC

  • tommy boi

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #16

    i was joking about Mike Ashley but it was defo a slim bald man

  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Haven’t they got phones in Hawaii, Hitman?

  • mylestoon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #18


    right boys, go down that page till you find a very exciting paragraph!


  • Starkadder

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #19

    mylestoon @ 18

    Anyone can update wikipedia. That’s no guarentee of authenticity.

    Still won’t believe it til I see it announced on Sky/BBC or http://www.nufc.co.uk

  • mylestoon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #20

    probably, but its good to feel like it might, just might come good.

  • stevep

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #21

    @mylestoon – that link is rubbish mate

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22

    the new kit is stunning lads, i defo will be wearing it this year.


  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Rangerman // Aug 2, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Expect Redknapp on the telly later saying “He’s always a player I’ve liked” etc.


    Redknapp:”He is a player that I was interested in. I like Bassong, he is a young player with a good future and a good central defender.


    So predictable!

  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24


    very nice kit indeed.
    Bit sly in releasing it so quietly.
    I’m liking it though, it should be the away kit.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #25

    doocey its the turd kit 😉

  • Starkadder

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #26


    You’re not wrong there mate. That should be our second strip, not the yellow one. I wonder if it’s been rushed out in response to the bad press the yellow one received.

    To be fair, I’ve seen quite a lot of people out and about in the yellow tops, so sales of the it hasn’t been that badly hit.

  • bowdeni

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Nolan looks delighted to be wearing the kit.

  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #28

    I know it’s the third kit Ryan, I’m just saying it should replace the current away kit.


  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #29

    did you make that picture up in photo shop?

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #30

    its a smashing kit.

    i know he is a smoggie, but matthew bates has ripped his cruciate ligaments again, i feel sorry for him as he is a canny player.

    i was at southampton untill i was 17, week before my 18th bday and i ripped my cruciate in my right knee, had 2 ops and havent played since that much, and im only 23. its a bad thing to happen to anyone

  • Alex

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Guys just seen the lineup for the match no Bassong , Kadar is playing instead and only carroll upfront .

  • AussieToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Geordie – Gerrard I have had two knee reconstructions, I didn’t play football though, I played Aussie Rules and haven’t played since I was 21 as I couldn’t come back from the second injury, I am now 26 years old.

    I feel for anyone who does there knee and I feel for Matthew Bates. My best mate in Australia is a smoggies fan (I wont begin to tell you how rare it is to even know a Newcastle and Boro fan in the same region here) and he is feeling pretty down about Bates, said he was a good talent.

    Good to see Vuckic back and on the subs bench, he will be a star!

    Now we need Ranger, Lua Lua, Donaldson, Kadar, Inman and Vukcic to show some positivity and this season may not be a waste.

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Beye and Bassong missing…………………………?

  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #35

    NUFC: Steve Harper, Ryan Taylor, Tamas Kadar, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Damien Duff, Joey Barton, Alan Smith (c), Jonas Gutierrez, Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll
    Subs: Geremi, Kazenga LuaLua, Tim Krul, Ben Tozer, Ryan Donaldson, Haris Vuckic

  • NOVA2967

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #36

    low wages= not going
    oba high wages = gone
    beye is on good wages so he will go even tho i not sure in how big his wages are

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Hull and Spurs came knocking fella 🙂

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #38

    no beye or bassong so bye bye to them too, AT THE RIGHT PACE THO 😉

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #39

    that is bad news mate, its no good the old knees, once there gone, there is no end to injurys, bloody hell, a smoggy in oz!! thats strange, i thought bates was a good player, i would have liked him, johnson and turnbull from smogs.

    tunbull has gone to chels, bates injured and now johnson will star beings that downing has gone.

    beye has gone right down hill in my estimations, bassong is not even worth 8 mill letalone 15 mill. he may be worth that in years, but not now, he is still a raw talent, im glad there both not playing and kadar is in, now that is a talent. so is vuckic, i cant wait to see him play, any links to the game lads?

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #40

    price* even lol


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