Chelsea picked up Newcastle striker Demba Ba
Chelsea signed Newcastle striker’s Demba Da in this season’s player transfer opportunity for a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee. It is believed Ba’s contract with the St James’ Park club contained a clause allowing him to speak to other clubs in the event of a £7m bid.
Demba added on this occasion, “It feels good to be here, I’m very happy and very proud. It was important for me, and for Newcastle, to get my future sorted and now we can move on. Now they have the whole month to buy someone. Now I am here I just need to get settled in.”
He moved to Newcastle from West Ham in June 2011. He replaces Daniel Sturridge, who left Stamford Bridge to join Liverpool this week. Ba has scored 13 league goals for the Magpies this season. His arrival will help alleviate the burden upon £50m front man Fernando Torres.
He also added, “When the club who won the Champions League wants you, the decision is very easy. This club is massive and that’s something that helped the decision a lot. It was not a hard one.”