Arsenal Edge Nearer to Impressive £10m Centre Back

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The Rumour

Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong has issued the traditional ‘come and get me’ plea through the media, based on the fact that Arsenal need a centre half, and the fact that he’s French. Whatever happens to Newcastle at the end of this season, there is likely to be a clearout and he’d be available for around £10m.

The Source: (The Independent)

The Analysis

The moment Newcastle get relegated, and it does seem very likely they will be, a whole raft of their top players will have to make a difficult decision. Do they stick around and try to dig the club out of the mess they themselves helped to create or do they opt for a move back to the Premier League rather than face a season in The Championship. In the modern age of the get rich quick footballer i am afraid all to often a player will opt for the second of these two choices.

Bassong has been one of the few highlights of the season at St James’ Park and he will almost certainly leave if the club goes down and Arsenal need a centre half pretty badly and the young Frenchman very much fits the bill.

The Likelihood

Bassong to Arsenal: If Newcastle slide out of the Premier League expect this deal to be done, in fact regardless of relegation this deal will probably still go ahead.

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