Norwich City acquired Cameroon defender Sebastien Bassong from Tottenham on Tuesday, and signed him to a three-year contract.

Bassong, 26, made 44 appearances from 2009-12 for Tottenham. He spent part of his time with Spurs on loan with Wolverhampton. Bassong also has experience in England at Newcastle, where he played in 2008-09.

"Sebastien is a player I have known well since my time at Newcastle," Norwich manager Chris Hughton said. "I'm delighted to have brought in someone with the Premier League experience he has got.

"He will give us power and pace at the back and add to the competition in the squad."

Bassong started his career in France with Metz, and played for France at youth international levels. He made his debut for Cameroon in 2009 and has played 15 times for his country.