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Demba Ba Reported To Be Heading North Again

8 years ago

Demba Ba got what allegedly was his dream move to Stamford Bridge back in January but it could prove to be a short-lived one.

Having moved to a club who happily swap managers and subsequently players once the latest new manager has come in, Ba could now be surplus to requirements under Mourinho.

It makes me think of my kids getting new presents at Christmas and after playing with them once they are chucked on a pile marked ‘charity shop’ without a second thought.

Once Mourinho’s appointment was confirmed then you knew he would be spending big on his return to Chelsea, especially in terms of up front.

The Chelsea fans appear to have taken to Ba but with only two goals since his arrival he hasn’t nailed his place and now The Sunday Times are reporting that both he and Torres are surplus to requirements.

As well as expensive new recruits, Mourinho is also claimed to be keen on giving Romelu Lukaku his chance, which isn’t surprising as he’s looked excellent at West Brom, scoring 17 goals on loan there last season.

As for Demba Ba?

Well, it is reported that Steve Clarke is keen to take him on loan to West Brom next season and before you shout ‘surely not’, it is worth remembering that Clarke was promoted to be Mourinho’s number two when at Stanford Bridge and they won five trophies in three years, including two Premier League Titles.

Alex Ferguson never tired of helping son Darren out with loan players and you can imagine the ‘Special One’ willing to do a special deal to help his old mate.

As for Newcastle? Well to me it would be a no-brainer to move heaven and earth to bring Ba back to St.James’ Park, the wages would be worth every penny for somebody who we know will do the business.

To put it another way, Demba Ba or Darren Bent?


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