Football Direct News is reporting today that Newcastle United could try to sign Demba Ba from Chelsea in the summer, if – as looks likely – the club is unsuccessful in getting Loic Remy to sign a permanent deal at the club, after his season-long loan spell.
Demba Ba – while at Newcastle
Newcastle will be losing maybe all four of their strikers this summer, Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong, so we are hoping that Alan Pardew, Graham Carr and others at Newcastle are lining up striker targets for the summer.
Since this report is in Mike Ashley’s Football Direct News, there may even be some truth in it – but there will be other clubs bigger than Newcastle after the Senegal striker this summer.
Ba joined Newcastle on a free transfer in the summer of 2011, and stayed 18 months before he signed on at Chelsea for £7.5M thirteen months ago, which was the release clause amount in his Newcastle contract.
And while at Newcastle he was super successful and scored 29 goals in 58 appearances for the Tyneside club, and was extremely popular with the fans.
If Newcastle can sign his in the summer that would be great, but we have our doubts as to whether Ba will want to return to a club he has already played for.
And Ba may want to join a Champions League club – like most top players want to do these days – and that’s not Newcastle.
What do you think?
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