Peterborough United announced the unlikely signing of former Champions League defender Sebastien Bassong on Thursday afternoon – much to the surprise of The Posh’s fans.

The Cameroon international has been training with Championship side Queens Park Rangers to maintain his fitness, but the defender has decided to join League One side Peterborough United instead, with the defender’s contract will running through to January 2019.

The 32-year-old has had an impressive career. Before joining Newcastle United in 2008, Bassong came through the academy at French side FC Metz. He only spent one season at St. James’ Park before joining Spurs, where he represented the North London side in the Champions League.

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The defender had an unsuccessful loan spell at Molineux with Wolves before joining Norwich on a permanent basis, where he spent five years – which included a loan spell at Watford.

Bassong has been without a club since July 2017 after he was released by The Canaries at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Posh fans have reacted in their numbers to the surprise news of Bassong’s signing on a short term deal.

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