BORDEAUX LOOK AT BASSILA
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The tough-tackling midfielder has had his career subdued by a knee injury picked up after coming on as a substitute during his side's opening day 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
Bassila, 23, returned to action in The Hammers' FA Cup tie against Walsall in January, but has been unable to win a place in the side - ahead of the England trio of Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick.
The former French Under-21 international is rated as a good prospect in his native land.