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…