Bassong signs new deal to tie him to Norwich City until 2016

Norwich City captain Sebastien Bassong has signed a new contract, which is designed to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.

The Cameroon international joined the Canaries in 2012, when Chris Hughton paid £5.5million to take him from Tottenham Hotspur. He has gone on to become a key member of the back four, having now made over 40 Premier League appearances for the club since making his debut in a 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers last August.

Bassong was appointed as club captain this season, and he has now been rewarded for his solid performances with a new contract which ties him to Carrow Road until the end of the 2015/16 campaign. And speaking to the official club website, the 27-year-old has expressed his satisfaction at being able to show his commitment to the cause.

“I’m really pleased, it is something I have been looking forward to doing,” he said. “I think it is something really important to commit myself even more to the club. I had a little bad time with my fitness, as people know I missed pre-season and I had a knee injury and an operation. So I needed time to get back to my best and while I wasn’t playing I was working hard on my fitness, so now I feel better and am back on track.”

Bassong initially arrived in England in 2008, when he joined Newcastle United from Metz in a bargain £500,000 deal. When the Magpies suffered relegation after his first season, he moved to Spurs in an £8million deal, but he struggled to command a regular first team spot in the capital so, following a loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, he opted to join Norwich where he has been able to get his career back on track.


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