There was an interesting article on one of the Chelsea blogs yesterday, that suggested Demba Ba could return to Newcastle this summer.
Demba Ba – a possible return to Newcastle – very unlikely
The story is linked with Jose Mourinho coming back to manage Chelsea, which should be announced today or at least early this week.
The blog suggests that Jose will bring in at least one world-class striker and maybe two – even Cristiano Ronaldo and Edison Cavani could both arrive – and the fact that Demba Ba, who has not played as well at Chelsea as he did at Newcastle, could find himself out in the cold at Chelsea and even surplus to requirements.
This didn’t come from us – but nevertheless – it’s an Interesting thought.
But it’s unlikely to happen because first of all Demba Ba didn’t exactly play well with Papiss Cisse when they were both together on Tyneside, and in any case Newcastle probably couldn’t afford him although the blog chelseanews.net thinks the transfer fee would be £10M, which seems low to us, for such a proven Premier League goalscorer.
Of course that could all change quickly if Newcastle end up selling Papiss Cisse to a club like Anzhi this summer, with the Russian club rumored to be ready to bid £15M for the Newcastle striker.
If Papiss Cisse is sold, which is unlikely, then we suppose if Demba Ba finds himself surplus to requirements at Chelsea , which is unlikely – then we suppose Newcastle could think about bringing Demba Ba back.
But if Ba did become available, especially at just £10M, there would be some big clubs interested in the player, and they would be more attractive than Newcastle – probably.
So maybe there is say a 5% chance that Demba Ba could return to Newcastle this summer – one chance in twenty – but even that may be a high estimate.
For the record, Demba Ba scored 29 goals in just 58 appearances for Newcastle in the short one and a half seasons he was on Tyneside – this man can score goals – and Newcastle still have lots of bottles of that strawberry syrup he just loves.
It’s an interesting thought if nothing else.
What do you think?
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