Norwich City have announced this afternoon that Sebastien Bassong has signed a two year contract extension, keeping him at Carrow Road until 2017.
The 29yr old was brought back in from the cold after a loan spell at Watford by Alex Neil and hasn’t looked back since, making 21 appearances as City went on a promotion winning run.
Talking to canaries.co.uk, Seb had this to say:
‘I`m very happy to have signed this contract.
“It`s been an enjoyable time recently, getting promoted and achieving what we wanted to achieve. It provided great satisfaction for all of us.
“I enjoy playing for this team. Bit by bit, it is getting better and I feel better, and the manager has played a big part in that. I owe him a lot because he gave me my chance back in the team.”
This new deal marks a remarkable turn around for both Bassong and the club after a reported bust up with then manager, Neil Adams last summer that led to the player being exiled to train with the U21 squad.
In total, Bassong has played 88 times for the Club, scoring three goals.
Alex Neil added: “If you look through the spine of the team, it`s not something I change that often and Seb has been a big part of that.
“He`s performed extremely well since I`ve been here, and he`s been a really good influence around the place as well which is great.
“It was very important to get this deal done, as well as some of the other ones which we`ve managed to do recently. They are guys who have contributed a lot to the group in the short time that I`ve been here.
“I`m really pleased for him, it`s a reward for him and hopefully we can grow, get better and kick on.”
Seb has been a big part of what was achieved and a new deal is just reward for his contribution to the cause. What happened before is all water under the bridge and all credit to Alex Neil for turning the situation around.