Sebastien Bassong is delighted with his move to Newcastle United.

The Metz defender told the Evening Chronicle: "I am very happy to be at the club - it is a very good thing for me.

"The manager told me he was happy with me against Doncaster, and I was happy to sign for Newcastle. He said he wanted to put me in the team in the future, but he also said if I am ready to play now, I will play. The best players will play.

"Everybody has helped me settle in and feel good at Newcastle. I know it is a very, very big club with a very big history. Some big players have played for this club and it's like a dream for me here.

"I know I have to work hard to take this chance."