Let me begin by saying Happy New Year to you all, and secondly apologies for the lack of posts in the past two weeks, but what a way to kick off the New Year: Is Demba Ba coming to Stoke ?
With rumours circulating that Demba Ba coming to Stoke , some of you may be wondering just who he is.
Demba Ba is a player I rate very highly, having seen him play for Hoffenheim. He nearly made a breakthrough into England early on in his career, having a trial at Watford, but a change in personnel put dash to them hopes.
Ba began his senior career at Rouen, making 26 appearences and scoring 22 goals. Then in 2007, Hoffenheim approached Demba to help them, they were languishing at the foot of the table. In an extraordinary turn of events, Ba helps the club to second in the league, scoring 12 goals in 29 games for the club, securing their promotion.
Once an integral part of the set-up, relationships have soured when Ba refused to travel to Hoffenheims Christmas training camp. Although originally interested in a move to West Ham, rumours are circulating that the Potters have put the money together that could ensure Demba Ba coming to Stoke is a reality.
Although born in France, Demba Ba is part of the Senegalese National side, scoring two goals in nine appearences.