Bassong signed for Newcastle from Metz after a short trial
Tottenham have completed the signing of Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong.
The 23-year-old centre-back passed a medical on Thursday after agreeing personal terms, with the transfer believed to be worth about £8m.
Spurs were keen to bring in a defender as Michael Dawson is sidelined for the start of the season, while Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate are doubtful.
Bassong is banned for the first match in August after being sent off in the Magpies' penultimate game last season.
After joining Newcastle from French club Metz in July 2008, Bassong could not prevent the Magpies being relegated to the Championship, though he was one of the few players at the club to emerge with credit from a disastrous season.
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