Peterborough United have announced the surprise signing of former Newcastle United, Spurs, Wolves, Watford and Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong.
The Cameroon international has been a free agent since his release from Norwich City back in July 2017, but has finally found the right club after many offers from around the world.
Bassong has told Peterborough United’s YouTube channel that he had offers from “sexy destinations”, but has opted to join The Posh, as he looks to get back into football. The defender’s deal only lasts until January, but will provide some important defensive cover for Steve Evans’ side as fixtures ramp up in the Christmas period.
Posh gaffer Steve Evans spoke to the Peterborough Telegraph upon the announcement of the signing, and wasn’t hesitant to express his joy at the arrival of the Cameroonian defender.
“I am delighted. After a week or two talking to Sebastien, we are pleased to able to bring someone of his calibre to this football club. His CV is impressive. If you are a captain of clubs like Tottenham and Norwich City and play at the highest level at the likes of Watford you are obviously a major signing for a club like ours.
“I have taken the opportunity to watch Seb recently when he has played for Queens Park Rangers in behind closed door fixtures. He is fit, he is ready to go. That was important to us particularly if we were to add to the squad at this stage of the season. It was my intention to add to the squad in this area of the pitch, but very selectively, and we are delighted with this signing.
“Enough talking now, the focus now is to get Seb up to speed in the Posh dressing room with the rest of the squad who will welcome him with open arms, and let’s hope he can help us achieve our aims for this football club.”
Bassong will wear the number 28 shirt for The Posh, and could be involved as early at Saturday, when Steve Evans’ side travel to Burton Albion as they try to maintain their unbeaten away record.