There are reports coming out of Turkey, that Alan Pardew wants to sign Demba Ba, and bring him back to Newcastle.
Demba Ba – while at Newcastle United
Turkish television station NTV Spor is reporting that Pardew wants Demba Ba back at Newcastle in the January transfer window.
Demba Ba is now 29, and spent a great 18 months at Newcastle United from the summer of 2011, until he signed on at Chelsea in January of 2103.
After scoring 29 goals in 58 appearances for Newcastle, he pushed for a move away from Newcastle and joined Chelsea in January of 2013 for the £7M buy-out clause in his contract.
But Ba saw very little playing time when Jose Mourinho came back to Chelsea almost eighteen months ago, and in July he joined Besiktas for £8M, and was given the number 9 shirt.
When he arrived in Turkey he was mobbed by the fans and given a hero’s welcome, and Ba has also been in great goal-scoring form this season, scoring 10 goals in just 14 appearances for Besiktas.
Newcastle are continually being linked with Demba Ba ever since he left us, but we don’t think he would be too keen to return to Newcastle, even if a deal was struck with his current club.
And from the reports we’ve seen in Turkey, the Senegal striker seems happy enough there and is already a huge fan favorite.
When you score 10 goals in your first 14 appearances for a club, the fans tend to like you – a lot. 😀
We be very surprised if there’s much truth in this report.
But we’ve also been wrong before.
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