Bassong completes Norwich switch

The Canaries were beaten 5-0 on the opening day of the Premier

League campaign and the French-born Cameroon international will add

some much needed cover for new boss Chris Hughton, who worked with

the 26-year-old at Newcastle.

Bassong wrote on his Twitter feed: “I’ve been officially

transferred to Norwich today. 3 years deal. another chapter in my

football life.

“I wish all the best to my old team mate at Spurs. I’ve had

great time with them. I hope they’ll success.”

Norwich confirmed the transfer on their official website just

after noon.

Bassong started his career at Metz, before signing with

Newcastle in a ?500,000 deal during the summer of 2008 and was

voted their player of the season in his first campaign with the


An ?8million move to Tottenham followed when the Magpies were

relegated, but the defender found his chances limited last season

and so spent a spell on loan with Wolves.

Hughton feels Bassong will bring some much needed depth to the

Norwich defence as the Canaries look to build following the

departure of manager Paul Lambert to Aston Villa in the summer.

“Sebastien is a player that I have known well since my time at

Newcastle and I’m delighted to have brought in someone with the

Premier League experience he has got,” Hughton said on

“He will give us power and pace at the back and again add to the

competition in the squad.”

Last week, Norwich signed former Manchester City left-back

Javier Garrido on loan from Lazio and have been scouting Blackburn

goalkeeper Mark Bunn, who is reported to have handed in a transfer