There are some reports out today that Newcastle are interested in bringing back Demba Ba to Newcastle, and to back this claim up Besiktas President Fikret Orman says the Turkish club have received some serious offers for the 30 year-old Senegal striker.
Demba Ba – while at Newcastle
The former Newcastle striker has been linked to a move back to the Premier League, after moving to Besiktas from Chelsea only last summer.
His former club West Ham may be one of the clubs keen on taking him back after Ba scored 27 goals in 44 games for Slaven Bilic last season, and there are some reports that West Ham’s new manager is said to be keen to bring him to the Hammers.
This is what Fikret Orman has said to TRT:
“It obviously shows we made a good signing there are serious offers there should be serious offers,”
“The club will not keep anyone who wants to leave but we do have players we do not want to sell.”
“Demba Ba had a great season and the fans like him but we would only consider a move if we can find a better replacement.”
West Ham have tried to distance themselves from these reports, and maybe Newcastle are one of the clubs that have offered to bring him back to England, since we need at least two strikers brought in this summer.
This could also be a blatant move by Besiktas President Fikret Orman to put his player in the shop window for a summer move.
But just like we are linked with Andy Carroll every transfer window, we also seem to be linked with Demba Ba, who was great for us at Newcastle.
It would be very surprising if Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in Demba Ba – but you never know – and maybe Steve McClaren wants him on Tyneside next summer?
While at Newcastle from summer, 2011 to January of 2013 when he joined Chelsea, Demba Ba scored 29 goals in 58 total appearances for the club, and he certainly knows where the back of the net is.