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.

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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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