Senegal's Ba joins Newcastle to remain in Premier League

Reuters, Friday 17 Jun 2011

Senegal striker Demba Ba to remain in the English Premier League after joining Newcastle United on Friday

Demba Ba

Senegal international striker Demba Ba completed his move to Newcastle United on Friday, securing a three-year deal at St James’ Park after scoring seven goals in 13 appearances for relegated West Ham United last season.

Pardew told the website: “Demba made a great impression with West Ham last season and is a great signing for this club.

“He has pace, excellent technical ability, is good in the air and it goes without saying, has the ability to consistently find the back of the net. Moreover he has a great passion to play for Newcastle United.”

Ba joins French international midfielder Yohan Cabaye At ST James’ Park following his arrival from French champions Lille last week.

Newcastle, who finished 12th last season, sold Kevin Nolan to West Ham, who will be playing in the Championship (second division), earlier in the week.

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