Magpies confirm Bassong deal

Defender finalising switch to St James' Park

Last Updated: 30/07/08 10:59pm

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Bassong: On his way to St James'

Bassong: On his way to St James'

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Metz defender Sebastien Bassong has agreed to join Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.

Bassong has been training with the Magpies during pre-season and featured in a friendly against Doncaster Rovers.

He has been holding talks with the Premier League club in recent days and has now come to an agreement.

Newcastle have confirmed on their official website that the France Under 21 international has passed a medical and accepted personal terms.

A fee has also been settled upon with Metz and the club are now 'in the process of completing the formalities of the transfer'.

Bassong has travelled with the Newcastle squad to Mallorca for this weekend's Summer Cup.

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