Alan Pardew has talked today about Newcastle’s new striker signing Demba Ba.
Demba Ba – can score the goals for Newcastle
New signing Demba Ba. a free agent, could be an exciting player for Newcastle fans, and when we watched him play for West Ham this year, he certainly looked very good, and deadly in front of goal with both his head and feet.
Pardew is still hoping to sign another striker before the transfer window closes, but it appears we may have lost out on PSG Turkish striker Mevlüt Erdinç, who may move in PSG’s efforts to sign Lille’s Eden Hazard.
That would see Erdinc move to French Champions Lille as part of the deal with PSG also paying around £26M.
We recently opened a poll on whether Newcastle should sign Daniel Sturridge form Chelsea for around £10M, and so far 93% think Newcastle should do just that.
That compares with only 23% who think signing Darron Gibson for £5M from the Red Devils would be a good deal.
The Magpies need some striking power for next season, because Newcastle’s top two scorers last season, with 23 goals between them – Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll – have been sold to other clubs for around £40M in total.
The 26-year-old Demba Ba has always scored goals, and he has a record of almost one goal for every two first team appearances so far in his career, and that’s a record that top goalscorers have.
But of course Demba Ba also has a history of knee problems, so we’ll have to see how many games he can play, but the knee was no problem at all at West Ham.
We also know a certain Shola Ameobi will not make more than around 20 appearances next season, because of his poor injury record.
Pardew talked about Demba Ba to the club’s official website:
“Ba is an out-and-out goalscorer, a winner and will certainly give everything he’s got. I expect him to get between 15 and 25 goals this year.”
Newcastle need somebody to start banging in those goals in with Nolan and Carroll, two of Newcastle’s best players, having moved away from Newcastle.
We think Demba Ba could be an excellent singing for Newcastle, and he can certainly score the goals, so let’s hope the lad can stay fit.
What do you think?