HITC Sport understands Birmingham City are ready to sign the former Norwich defender.

Birmingham City are ready to offer Sebastien Bassong a deal until the end of the season after he impressed on trial, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Bassong is a free agent after leaving Norwich at the end of last season and he has been training with Birmingham for the last couple of weeks as he looks to find himself a new club.

The Cameroon defender featured in an Under-23s game against Watford last week and Blues boss Harry Redknapp is ready to bring him to St Andrew’s on a permanent basis.

Redknapp is a big admirer of Bassong having worked with the defender during his time in charge of Tottenham and he feels the centre-back can add cover and experience to his squad.

Redknapp is looking to bring in cover at centre-back to compete with Harlee Dean, Michael Morrison and Marc Roberts for the two spots in his central defensive partnership in his starting XI.

Bassong has experience of winning promotion out of the Championship and his ability to play on the left-side of defence makes him an attractive proposition to Redknapp.

Birmingham brought in 14 new players during the summer transfer window and Bassong could now be number 15 as he can sign outside the transfer window because he is a free agent.

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