Spurs confirm Bassong signing

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Newcastle United defender Sebastien Bassong, after the player passed a medical and agreed personal terms. The 22-year-old French-born Cameroonian, who made 30 league appearances for the Magpies - was expected to leave the club during the close-season as the North East giants prepared for life in the Championship following their relegation. Arsenal, Manchester City and Aston Villa were tipped to restore the powerful centre-back to the top-flight of English football. However, the former Metz man will now link up with Harry Redknapp's men at White Hart Lane, providing welcome cover at the back following injuries sustained to central defensive trio, Ledley King, Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate. Bassong will be suspended for Spurs' Premier League opener at home to Liverpool next weekend, as he serves the second of a two-game ban after receiving a red card in Newcastle's penultimate match of last season against Fulham. SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter