Well there’s some good news for Newcastle fans today with the news that Newcastle have reopened talks for Bafe Gomis of Lyon, and now Sky Tyne and Wear are reporting that we are talking to former striker Demba Ba.
Demba Ba – could this striker be coming back to Newcastle?
Sky Tyne and Wear are reporting that Newcastle officials have made contact with Chelsea over a possible loan move for the former Newcastle striker.
With Joe Mourinho coming back to Chelsea, it’s obvious there is no future for Ba at the London club, and he didn’t even travel on Monday for the top game at Old Trafford.
In an exclusive from Sky Tyne and Wear, the news is that the Senegalese striker is also being wooed by Qatar club Al-Jaish who have made an enquiry to Chelsea for the player.
Ba would be welcomed back to Tyneside big time if he returns, after leaving Newcastle for Chelsea in January for around £7M, and Newcastle have been struggling ever since to score goals.
Even though he left in January, Ba was still joint top scorer with 13 goals in the Premier League last term in just 22 appearances.
And in the season and a half he was at the club, Ba scored a fantastic 29 goals in 58 total appearances.
Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba never clicked on Tyneside, but wouldn’t it be a dream come true if Newcastle could get both Bafe Gomis and Demba Ba to Newcastle this week.
Where’s those blood pressure pills – this is too much potential good news – all at once.
Who does Joe Kinnear think he is – a Director of Football?
But the Chronicle is reporting that if Newcastle can sign Gomis from Lyon, that would be it, and Newcastle would not pursue Demba Ba.
That’s a pity if it’s true, because if Newcastle had more ambition, we’d try to get both strikers in, and Ba would not be too expensive on a season-long loan deal – not considering the number goals he could score for us.
We really need to show more ambition at Newcastle.
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