Demba Ba was great at Newcastle for a season and a half, when he scored 29 goals in 58 appearances for the Magpies., after we signed him as a free agent two years ago from West Ham.
Demba Ba – while at Newcastle United
And usually when players leave Newcastle they don’t do as well elsewhere as they did at Newcastle, and there are multiple examples of that.
Well it seems that with Jose Mourinho coming back to Chelsea, the former Porto, Inter-Milan and real Madrid doesn’t rate the striker, and news in the Mirror today that Ba will be sold to rich Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who are coached by Guus Hiddink.
You may remember we smashed Anzhi 1-0 over two legs in the Europa League last season. 😀
It seems that Ba turned down a loan move to West Ham and also an approach from West Bron, and he looks to be on his way to Russia, unless he turns down the move.
The 28 year-old former Newcastle striker was hoping to fight for his place at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, but he may not be given that chance.
At Chelsea Ba scored 6 goals in 22 appearances, but only two goals in 14 appearances in the Premier League.
There’s no information on what fee Anzhi will be paying for Ba, who was signed from Newcastle in January via a £7M release clause in his contract, but his agents will be getting yet another pay-day from their client.
The plans are for Newcastle to bring in a replacement for Ba this summer.
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