Norwich have completed the signing of unwanted Spurs defender Sebastien Bassong on a three-year deal.
The player took to Twitter to announce the completion of the move.
“Morning tweeps!! I’ve been officially transfered to Norwich today! 3 years deal! Another chapter in my football life! I wish all the best to my old team mate at spurs!! Ive had great time with them! I hope they’ll success!”
Judging by the number of exclamation marks (nine), he’s very pleased! (and that’s 10)
Norwich were more suitably subdued when they flagged up the deal, tweeting: “Transfer news – another new signing to be confirmed on canaries.co.uk at noon today”
The club confirmed the transfer, which is for an undisclosed fee, on their official website just after noon, as boss Chris Hughton moved to get Bassong on board pronto following Norwich’s 5-0 opening day battering at Fulham.
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 club.
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 www.canaries.co.uk.
“He will give us power and pace at the back and again add to the competition in the squad.”
The 26-year-old was thought to be a target for both QPR and West Ham.
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 request.