Demba Ba, the 25-year-old Senegal striker failed a fitness test at Stoke City in January, but that didn’t stop him scoring 7 goals in 13 appearances for West Ham United.
Demba Ba – in action against Manchester United
Just think how many he could score at a more successful Premier League club – like Newcastle for instance.
And news today from Sky Sports, that it’s their understanding that up to six Premier League clubs are interested in the striker, and they include Newcastle United (and therefore Sunderland) and Aston Villa.
West Ham will need to do what Newcastle were forced to do when they were relegated two years ago, and jettison some of their highly plaid players and they have already said their England Internationals will all be sold.
There’s no way they will be able to keep Demba Ba at the east London club.
Demba Ba joined West Ham from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim back in January, and he was impressive for West Ham this year, but still couldn’t save the side from the dreaded drop, even though he scored two first half goals at Wigan last weekend.
It looks like the striker wants to stay in the Premier League, and Newcastle could be in with a chance.
From what we’ve seen of Demba Ba, he would be an excellent signing for the north east club.
In the four years Demba Ba spent at Hoffenheim, he appeared close to 100 times for the German side with 37 goals, and the 6’3″ striker looks like a natural goal scorer, and he can also play on the left wing.
What do you think of this player?