It looks like a dream return to Newcastle United is not going to happen, and just when we thought that could be the case it appears that Demba has been asked to stay at Chelsea by manager Jose Mourinho.
Demba Ba at Chelsea – he’s staying put
There was news circulating yesterday that Newcastle had offered Ba an offer to return to Newcastle, since it seemed certain that he would be leaving Chelsea, but in an interview with the Sun he has quashed those rumors.
This is what Demba Ba has said:
“Jose Mourinho has asked me to stay next season and he assured me my situation would change.” “I see this as my reward from God. I want to play a lot of matches and I think that will be the case for me.”
We even thought the news could be true because the report yesterday was in Football Direct News, which is owned by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, but it seems with Ba’s improved form and goals towards the end of the season, Jose Mourinho has been convinced of the striker’s worth.
Newcastle will have Loic Remy, Luuk de Jong and Shola Ameobi all leaving the club this summer, so striker ia a position we have to fill with at least two very good strikers.
It looks now that one of them will definitely not be Demba Ba, and that’s a pity.
Ba would have been great back at Newcastle next season.
In 58 games for Newcastle, Demba Ba scored 29 goals, and at Chelsea over the last eighteen months the Senegal International has scored 14 goals in 51 total appearances.
What do you think?