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Peterborough sign Sebastien Bassong on free transfer

Sebastien Bassong during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on May 7, 2016 in Norwich, England.
Image: Sebastien Bassong has signed for Peterborough on a free transfer

Peterborough have confirmed the signing of defender Sebastien Bassong on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Norwich at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Posh confirmed the signing of the former Tottenham and Newcastle man on Thursday, ahead of their weekend fixture with Burton Albion.

Bassong, who has over five years of Premier League experience to his name, had been training with the Under 23 squad at Queens Park Rangers and participating in practice games to maintain match fitness.

He made over 130 appearances for Norwich City and captained the Canaries in the Premier League. He also had loan spells at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford during his career.

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winning goal for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009
Image: Bassong made his name in the Premier League with Tottenham and Newcastle

"I am delighted. After a week or two talking to Sebastien, we are pleased to able to bring someone of his calibre to this football club. His CV is as impressive as we could ever wish to make a signing with," said manager Steve Evans.

"If you are a captain of clubs like Tottenham and Norwich City and play at the highest level at the likes of Watford and be outstanding in your job, then we have obviously signed a major asset.

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"I have taken the opportunity to watch Seb recently when he has played for Queens Park Rangers in behind closed door fixtures. He is fit, he is ready and is able to go.

"That was important to us particularly if we were to add to the squad at this stage of the season."

Bassong has been allocated the No 28 shirt for his new club.

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