Sebastian Bassong is rumoured to be setting his heart on a move back to his former club Newcastle.
The Tottenham centre-half is widely tipped to move away from White Hart Lane in the window, and has generated interest from six or seven clubs, including QPR and Lyon. But if sources inside the Spurs dressing room are to be believed then Bassong’s first choice destination would be a return to the club he left under a bit of a cloud in following their relegation to the Championship in 2009.
Within days of the catastrophic drop down a division Bassong handed in a transfer request and despite interest from big-spending Manchester City decided a move to London was more for him and he joined Spurs for £8m.
Things started well for the player, scoring on his debut included, but he has fallen down the pecking order this season, making thirteen appearances but only starting one Premier League match, and has instructed his agent to find him a new club.
Newcastle, are in the hunt for defensive reinforcements and could be interested in lodging a bid for the powerful defender not that it would go down too well with the locals.
Additionally, they could be about to lose Fabricio Coloccini to Arsenal which would leave Mike Williamson and the currently injured Steven Taylor the only options available to manager Alan Pardew in the centre-back department.
If Newcastle don’t show their hand for the player than QPR would probably step up their interest again. They only just missed out signing him in the summer after Spurs failed to sign Gary Cahill and needed to keep Bassong as cover.