Who the hell is… Sebastien Bassong?

Ollie Irish

1st, August 2008

Newcastle’s latest French centre-back…
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Name Sebastien Bassong
Age 22
Nationality French
Position Centre-back
Club history FC Metz, Newcastle United (current)

Is he any good? The young defender is a graduate of the Clairefontaine youth academy, which is rarely a bad trait for a French footballer to have. Kevin Keegan may not always be renowned for his defensive signings but Everton were also interested in capturing the France under-21 international. And Newcastle have a grand tradition of French centre-backs beginning with ‘B’ and ending with ‘song’ so Sebastien is bound to make an impression one way or another. Athletic and quick, but probably lacking the experience that the Toon Army had been hoping for as King Kev strengthened his defence.
YouTube evidence Is some what lacking, so here he is missing a penalty against Marseille. The new Chris Waddle?

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