Could Demba Ba Be Coming Back To Newcastle?

There was an interesting article on one of the Chelsea blogs yesterday, that suggested Demba Ba could return to Newcastle this summer.

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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 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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11 comments so far

  • Moe

    Jun 3, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Personally, still have a soft spot for him but would have to agree with Ed. Just don’t see this happening.

  • carrickfergus_mag

    Jun 3, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Really cant see him returning now too many ifs and buts! We would just be better moving on and filling the gap left by ba asap

  • Ashton

    Jun 3, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Absolutely not! He is a selfish greedy tw*t and he has been shocking for Chelsea recently. I would be very upset if we end up with this idiot.

  • jdizzle

    Jun 3, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Yes he scored a lot of goals for us, but like what Ashton said, he is way too greedy when he has the ball.

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 3, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #5

    I prefer him to Cisse and I certainly dont think he is a mourinho standard of player but he made it clear we were a stepping stone for him once he had left so I dont think he would be the same player for us that he was.

  • Patoon

    Jun 3, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Good player but I would take Carroll over him any day of the week, Carroll can bully defences for 90 mins and with him doing the donkey work Cisse can his over 20 a season

  • mindshaft

    Jun 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    No chance of Ba coming back, he did well for Newcastle but moved for significantly higher wages and champions league football, neither of which we can match.

  • Douglas

    Jun 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Some one else would pay him more. So he will not be back.

  • ArtyH

    Jun 3, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    The grass looks greener on the other field, but some times when you get there, you find the cows have shit all over it, ha ha Ba. Loved you at the toon but the way you left us, for me you can stick it mate.

  • OZ2

    Jun 3, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #10

    have him back in a heartbeat. couldnt really blame him for leaving for chelski but he remains one of the best strkers we have had. unlikely to get him back but worth a shot.

  • malfurious

    Jun 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #11

    As long as he ditches his 17 agents


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