Sebastien Bassong cost Tottenham Hotspur £8 million in 2009 after an impressive first season in England with Newcastle United. Manchester City and Arsenal were also admirers of the defender at the time but he has now found himself outcast by Championship side Norwich City.
The 28-year-old has previously been captain at Norwich, but he has not been in favour with Neil Adams since he took over from Chris Hughton in April. He has not featured at all under Adams and has been allowed to get some game time at fellow Championship side Watford. The Hornets are currently one of Norwich's rivals for promotion as they have both had an encouraging start to the season. Adams clearly doesn't think there is anything wrong with lending a promotion rival a helping hand though.
Bassong has played over 120 games in the Premier League and is a great loan acquisition for Watford who recently appointed former Chelsea player Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager. He won the player of the year award for The Canaries in 2013 however injuries disrupted the last season.
The Cameroonian international played in Tottenham's Champions League campaign in the 2010-2011 season and will be keen to show that he is still capable of top level performances. His spell at Watford will allow him to get some games under his belt and hopefully he can show why he was once worth £8 million.
Sebastien will most probably be one of the higher wage earners at Norwich and given that they seem to be coping fine without him in the team, a strong showing at Watford could lead to a permanent transfer in January but not necessarily to The Hornets.
Bassong is still capable of playing in the Premier League and a struggling side may take a punt on him at a modest price in the transfer window.