After over a year out of the game, former NUFC defender Sebastien Bassong has completed a surprise return to English football – signing for League One side Peterborough.
He’s signed an initial deal until the end of January – with Peterborough likely to see how he does after so long out – but this may come as no surprise given this is his first move since being released by Norwich way back in May 2017.
The Cameroonian is now 32, however the fact no one has wanted him over the past year shows how he has struggled since he broke onto the scene at Newcastle and secured a big money move to Spurs.
— Peterborough United (@theposhofficial) October 25, 2018
Here’s what he’s said since he completed the move today – with him clearly relieved to have found a new club after a long wait without one:
“When you have an unexpected break and come back into business it’s like you’ve got a second youth,” he said.
“It felt like an eternity, but luckily for me I saw it through and now here I am and I’m happy.
“I could’ve gone abroad, really far, to a very sexy destination, but at some point I thought that it wasn’t a good decision to sign for those clubs.”
It sounded like he needed a break and he’s now gone and got one.
Good luck to him – Especially when he plays promotion rivals Sunderland