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Former Newcastle defender on trial at QPR after 7-1 humiliation

6 years ago

QPR are bottom of the Championship.

They have no points and also the worst goal difference, minus eight after being humiliated 7-1 by West Brom on Saturday.

As if things couldn’t get any worse, they have Steve McClaren in charge.

To compound their problems, thing are very tight financially at Loftus Road.

So much so that they are considering bringing in a former Newcastle defender who hasn’t even had a club for the past year.

Sebastien Bassong was released by Norwich City in 2017 and Football.London report that he hasn’t been able to find a club in the meantime.

However, they say Steve McClaren has the central defender on trial at QPR currently, with a view to potentially bringing him in.

Newcastle United signed Bassong back in 2008 for around £1m and he was actually one of the few relative positives of that 2008/09 relegation season.

So much so that along with anybody else who he got an offer for, Mike Ashley sold the centre-back to Tottenham for £8m after relegation (Chris Hughton not allowed to buy a single player that summer).

He later moved for £2.5m from Spurs to Norwich in summer 2012 and then was released five years later.

Surprisingly, the player is still only 32, having joined Newcastle when only aged 22.


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