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.
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.
The man is a unit. If he can stay fit that’s a massive signing at this level
— Stuart Craig (@bobafett26) October 25, 2018
What a signing.
— Ben. (@Ben_Horrocks) October 25, 2018
Will be interesting to see how he gets on as I'm sure he's had rotten luck with injuries
— Sir Smithy MBE (@Posh_Smithy) October 25, 2018
— hands up if you’ve got Woodyard (@HolyTrinityPUFC) October 25, 2018
Great signing, one of the best I’ve seen at Norwich as a season ticket holder of 10 years (despite what a lot of our fans say). Look forward to heading down to the ABAX again to see him play soon #ncfc #pufc @BassongOfficiel
— Andy Armsby (@AndyArmsby) October 25, 2018
— The Yellow Block • PUFC Podcast (@TheYellowBlock) October 25, 2018