French clubs begin tug of war over Tottenham ace

Sebastien Bassong’s White Hart Lane hell could be over this month after French giants Lille and Lyon are set to go head to head for his signature, according to this morning’s Daily Mirror.

French-born Bassong has attracted interest from his native country after finding himself well down the pecking order at Tottenham and is desperate to get his career back on track. Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he may need to sell in order to buy in January and Bassong is certainly the sort of player that the Spurs boss may look to move on.

The Cameroon international arrived in North London for £8million in 2009 from Newcastle United but has only made 44 league appearances at the Lane with the likes of Michael Dawson, Ledley King, Younes Kaboul and William Gallas all ahead of him in Redknapp’s thoughts.

Spurs have no chance of receiving the same sort of money that they paid out for Bassong three years ago but with Redknapp keen to bring Chris Samba to the club this month and the return of Swansea loanee Steven Caulker in the summer, Bassong will only fall further back in the Spurs squad.

The 25-year-old defender is set to start a tug of war between the French rivals after his proposed move to QPR fell through after Neil Warnock was sacked.

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