Bassong confident winning Newcastle deal
"I don't know if I'll be transferred, my agent is aware of it, nevertheless this spell has been fulfilling. I discovered a new culture, a different football, and such experiences always help you grow. I don't know what's next, we'll have to wait and see.
"The French-speaking and all the squad's players helped me settle and feel comfortable. It was all about English football, but I didn't see any dodgy challenges to test me; I like this style of football, it suits me.
"I spoke with the coach [Yvon Pouliquen] on the phone; he asked me how the trial was, nothing more.
"I believe if Newcastle want me and if they reach an agreement with Metz, I will be allowed to move there."