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QPR Set to Sign Tottenham Centre Back Sebastien Bassong

by Dan Kilpatrick

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Sebastien Bassong

Cameroonian nears Rangers switch.

QPR are closing in on the signing of Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong.

The Cameroonian has been told he has no future at White Hart Lane and it is understood that a move to Loftus Road will be finalised in the next 24 hours.

Bassong has not played competitively for Spurs for over six months and spent the second half of last season on loan at Premier League bottom-club Wolves.

The 26-year-old featured for Spurs in pre-season but new boss Andre Villas-Boas has since told Bassong he can leave the club permanently.

Despite the retirement of club captain Ledley King, Villas-Boas has a number of options at centre-half.

The Portuguese left England internationals Michael Dawson and Steven Caulker out of the 18 to face Newcastle on Saturday, with William Gallas and Younes Kaboul starting and new signing Jan Vertonghen on the bench.

Bassong arrived in north London from Newcastle in 2009 and impressed in his first season, forming a solid partnership with Dawson as Spurs finished fourth in the league.

But inconsistent performances saw the ex-Metz defender slip down the pecking order under former boss Harry Redknapp.

QPR are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after shipping five goals in their opening Premier League match with Swansea.

It is understood the Hoops’ are set to pay around £5m for Bassong.


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