The latest signing in the summer for Norwich city – Sebastien Bassong – has said that he is extremely happy to play for his new club. Norwich managed to secure the signature of the 26-year-old Tottenham defender for an undisclosed fee.

The French defender has said that the presence of the former Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton made it easy for him to be convinced that that Norwich city is his destination. The 26-year-old is one of the highly rated defenders in the country and played under Chris Hughton at Newcastle United before his transfer to Tottenham.

Sebastien Bassong will first be handed the task of plugging the leaky defence that conceded five goals in the opening match of the season against Fulham. It was one of the worst starts made by a Premier league club on the opening game of the season. Chris Hughton praised the signing of the player by saying that he will surely make a difference in the Norwich team. It is reported that the club has agreed a £ 5 million fee with Tottenham for his signature. The French defender moved to Newcastle United for £ 500,000. He was eventually sold to Tottenham for £ 8 million a few seasons ago.

“I am really delighted to join the club. It’s a really good thing for me and I am really happy and looking forward to playing for the team. It made a big difference for me, to my choice, because I know that Chris was the first man to give me a training session in England when I came from France so he knows me really well and I am really happy to work with him again. Last year Norwich City impressed me a lot when I came to play here, the way they did well in the league and by the fact they kept all those players,” said Sebastien Bassong.