Demba Ba Joins West Ham, Likes To Play ‘Good Passes’

Chris Wright

28th, January 2011


By Chris Wright

Senegalese striker Demba Ba has completed his move from Hoffenheim to West Ham, joining the club on a three-and-a-half year permanent deal (until June 2014), rather than on loan – as was first mooted.

Hoffe manager Ernst Tanner told their official website:

“We are happy we can close the Demba Ba chapter. After much to-ing and fro-ing this solution is the best for all concerned.”

The man himself also had a word with West Ham TV upon his arrival at Upton Park, telling the Hammers’ in-house channel:

“It was a long story but now I’m happy because it had a really good end and I am glad to be here.

“I’m going to give everything to West Ham United. It’s a bit difficult to describe myself, but when I’m on the pitch I just give everything for the team I am playing for and the fans who support me.

“I like playing football, I like to be on the pitch playing good passes with the other guys and running with the ball, rather than playing in a direct style, so I should be able to fit in well at West Ham.”

‘Good passes with the other guys’? Oh dear…

Posted in Bundesliga, Transfers & Rumours, West Ham Utd

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  1. Rich says:

    didn’t he fail the medical at stoke?? cause if so im sure he would’ve fit in with the sexy football of delapinho and shawcrossina

  2. Chris says:

    @Rich: Apparently he actually failed it on two counts! Still, I think West Ham will take anyone they can get at the moment.

  3. hollis says:

    Dear Avram and David^2,

    Please stop now. I’ve had both Spuds, Gooners and Chelscum offer their sympathies at our transfer policy. I’m sure you understand how great the insult is when those that delighted in our status as a laughing stock are no longer able to laugh out of embarassment on our behalf.

    Thank you,


  4. SeanBCFC says:

    failed 2 medicals?? he likes good passes with other players?? looks like he’ll fit in fine at west ham

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