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Demba Ba Wants To Join Yohan Cabaye At PSG

9:18 am, Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

It’s hardly surprising that Demba Ba wants to leave Chelsea in the summer, after not starting many games at all under manager Jose Mourinho at the London club, and it’s also not too surprising that he now wants to join his home town club PSG.

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Demba Ba – after scoring against PSG

Demba is frustrated at Chelsea, but he still scored that all important second goal for Chelsea in the Champions League, that took them through against PSG on Tuesday night.

And now they are paired with Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals with Real Madrid meeting Champions Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.

This is what Ba has said today about his future:

“I’m looking to leave Chelsea. I want to play the full 90 minutes, get the maximum number of games and enjoy myself. I’ve not done that very much this season, and I doubt things will change for me here.”

“I could well imagine myself at PSG. That is even though they have taken on a new dimension, and seem to be looking for international stars in the £50M bracket rather than steady ­performers costing £10M.”

“But if PSG are looking for someone to play alongside Zlatan, then I’m their man.” “They will win the Champions League sooner or later, and not just the one time.”

“Jose Mourinho has never ­explained his decisions to me. I am honestly surprised that I have been this patient. Earlier in my career I would have cracked up or blown a fuse.”

“My friends Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o have been ­important. They told me not to give up.” “But Chelsea are at the top of the pyramid. If I leave them I mustn’t make a mistake.”

Ba seems to have made a mistake in joining Chelsea fifteen months ago from Newcastle, and he has seen precious little playing time at the top London club.

Demba Ba showed with West Ham and Newcastle United that he can score goals in the Premier League if he is given the chance, and in the eighteen months he was at Newcastle he scored 29 goals in just 58 appearances and was our top striker.

But it remains to be seen if PSG want to sign the Senegal striker, and whether he will join his friend and former Newcastle team-mate Yohan Cabaye in Paris.

Comments welcome.



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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Is he deluded. He’ll not even make the bench at PSG

  • 2 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    He doesn’t want to be on the bench at Chelsea but wants to go PSG?

    Oxymoron? He knows what that is. Why not just come to us?

    Pardew.. oh wait….

  • 3 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    He’ll move from a bench at Chelsea to a bench at PSG if he’s lucky.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/brilliant-sunday-sun-back-page-hits-back-at-alan-pardew-for-blaming-newcastle-fan-anger-on-local-press/?

    So which 10 players were missing yesterday then Pardew when Ben Arfa and Mapou were on the bench and Marveaux nowhere to be seen.

  • 5 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    He’ll get even less playing time at PSG although it is his home club, but what is the point if he doesn’t play? He should have clicked onto that before he went to Chelsea.

    He’s like a fly constantly bouncing off a window forgetting each time that there is glass there which prevents him from getting outside. Never learns.

  • 6 croftus5678 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    <3 demba back.

    a sneaky suspicion we will get maybe 1 player and another 2 loan signings come seasons start.

  • 7 nut meg // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    repost
    nut meg // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    The defence…. Can’t defend & no pace. Forwards……Can’t score goals & no pace. Midfield……Can’t create chances never mind provide assists…….enough said.
    Very nice apology from the Sunday Sun by the way….lol

  • 8 petters09 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    First time poster on this blog, although I have read through the forum almost daily for many years.

    I remember the time when reading this blog was exciting and interesting.
    I do not blame the members of the blog for it’s degradation, nor do I blame Ed whom have constantly tried to feed us news from the club (although many similar articles).
    However, the blame is to be put at the feet of MA and AP. The football our beloved Newcastle Utd. are showing these days are dire and warrants no excitement.

    I beleive what this blog needs to be reinstated to it’s former glory is out of it’s hands and rely and te excitement given from watching a Newcastle team that at least makes an effort.
    Th recent performances have been lacklusture and could quite possibly be attributed to our mid-table position. However, spending hard earned cash to watch this team with no effort, no morale and no sense of entertainment is becoming tiresome and feels more and more wasted.
    What I want for our team (as MA obviously are not going anywhere) is a manager that at least can inspire the players to make an effort week in – week out. Since there are a Limited amount of managers willing to take the position under the MA-regime I would like to hear the views of a manager that are not particularly known for his flashy football tactis, but are well known for installing his teams with effort.
    The manager I speak of is Uwe Rösler. Manager at Wigan, and former manager of Brentford, Lillestrom, Molde and Viking.

    Btw. nice to finally say hello to all posters of the blog. Even though I hve noticed some internal disagreements, at least we all share our love for Newcastle United :)

  • 9 Kamikaze Koala // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Im sorry Ba but why are PSG gonna buy you for 10 when they can sign me on a free transfer? currently top scorer in my 5 a side team and i could link well with cavani if im honest!!!

  • 10 toon kk // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Its a fine line with MA he doesn’t want anyone to expensive and no one too good, last thing he wants is Europe, meaning he has to buy more.
    Mash would rather gamble with our premier league status and keep the profits up.

  • 11 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Wow

    Tout yourself around much, Reminds me of Jose reyes touting himself to real madrid coz he thought he was THAT good

    Sorry demba mate, you were good for us because you actually started games and was puppets main man so to speak

    You reap what you sow in life, watch out for them splinters!

  • 12 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    The paper was only banned because it reported a little bit on the Time 4 Change march wasn’t it?

    Pathetic. I’m not a fan of news media as they only sell hype to sell papers/tv get ratings and make money, but it was a pretty neutral view of the march and just covered it.

    To get banned for that is ridiculous.

    Pardew said on post-match or might have been pre-match on Radio Newcastle that the paper was stirring things up. Is he so thick that he thinks the results and performances don’t speak for themselves? Probably, with a large chunk of silver tongue in their as well.

  • 13 Average_Contents // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Oh did I mention their forwards lol!

  • 14 Bambams // Apr 13, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    The media ban may show a little chink in Ash armour….Is he feeling the pressure ????

    Pards is useless and Ash knows this….Can Pards give him a mid table finish next year ? No is the answer.

    So does Ash bring players in that Pards wants ..mmm given the style of play lately !

    A new manager is a must !
    Ash needs to spend some money

    – OR -

    SELL UP AND BUGGER OFF TO RANGERS BOTH OF YOU.

    imo

  • 15 Sav // Apr 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Ba is history – just another mercenary like Remy and Cabaye and he is welcome to do one.

  • 16 Toon_Army // Apr 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    When good players leave your club you know your teams just there to make up the numbers :(




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