For a player who was once rejected by Watford and has failed medicals at Stoke and Stuttgart, it seems odd that some of the biggest teams in Europe are being linked to Demba Ba. That seems to be the case however with Spurs, Manchester United and PSG all being connected to the striker this month.
While there hasn’t been a suggestion by Harry Redknapp that he will make a formal approach for Ba, he certainly can’t stop talking about him.
“He’s done very well, he’s a good player,” said Redknapp. “Looking back, everyone should have taken him when he left West Ham, shouldn’t they? We’re all wise after the event, as usual.”
The suggested buy out clause has raised the player’s profile this month but Harry denies any knowledge of this,
“I keep hearing conflicting stories about how much the buyout clause is, one person says one figure, another says he can be bought for X amount. The only ones who know are Newcastle and Demba Ba,” he added.
Twelve months ago Demba Ba was being shown the door at Stoke before heading to West Ham. Injury concerns are never far away of course and the Spurs treatment room is crowded enough as it is so should we simply steer clear?