Newcastle Miss Out On Another Transfer Target


If there was ever a realistic chance of bringing Demba Ba back to Newcastle that has disappeared, as he has signed on at Besiktas in Turkey, and got a hero’s welcome from the fans, when he arrived at his new club.

demba ba scores first goal everton 2-2

Demba Ba – while at Newcastle

Besiktas finished 3rd in the Turkish Super League last season behind only Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, and they paid a low fee of £4.7M for the 29 year-old, although his wages are likely to be high.

Demba Ba moved to Newcastle from West Ham as a free agent in June of 2011, and he was a great success at the club for 18 months, and Ba scored 29 goals in 58 appearances before he left us 18 months ago.

But it was a bad move for the Senegal International to make when he joined Chelsea, and he was never a regular starter at the club, and last season manager Jose Mourinho made it clear Ba did not have a future at Chelsea.

It was always going to be difficult for the Magpies to attract Ba back to Newcastle.

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4 comments so far

  • FAU

    Jul 20, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #1

    80k a week, 29 years old. It’s not how NUFC these days do transfers.

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  • Owldman

    Jul 20, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    The Andy Carroll story is going the rounds again.Why dont we just leave this one to history & move on although nothing would surprise me at Toon these days, any more signings & we’ll all think we’re dreaming.

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  • Sav

    Jul 20, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah, move on – we seem obsessed with bringing back previous no.9s – Ba…Carroll…Remy….
    …Is Wyn the Leap still available?

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 20, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Getting Carroll back would be great imo,he,s unplayable when he,s on his game.
    Trouble is tho,he,s injury prone,so best leave him alone.

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