Reports have come in that Aston Villa are ready to sign Chelsea ace Demba Ba as a potential replacement for Christian Benteke
According to the dailystar, Aston Villa are preparing to meet Chelsea’s £7 million valuation for the former Newcastle man Demba Ba as they fear Christian Benteke would leave Villa park ineveitably. With a host of clubs including Chelsea vying around for the Belgian International’s signing, the player’s transfer request earlier this week has clearly revealed his intentions to leave the club just after joining them a year ago from Genk.
This will come as a major blow for the Villans as the trio of Benteke, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann helped them to cross waters after what was a horrible season. Albeit, if Benteke does leave the club in the summer, the reported £25m should boost their transfer kitty and spending £7m on Ba, who had a wonderful time when at St. James Park is not a bad idea.
Prior to his move to Chelsea, Ba was a constant threat and a consistent goalscorer with seven goals in ten starts for West Ham and 29 goals in 57 appearances for Newcastle. However, the former Newcastle striker is definitely not a figure in Jose Mourinho’s plans having had an injury wrecked season on top of his poor goal scoring form.
In other news, Jose Mourinho has warned his rivals that he is back to Chelsea with a host of experiences, and that’s surely going to be clamorous for all of them. Turned quite grayish and weightier this time, he looked self-confident while speaking to the press.
“I think I’m better now because my job is the kind of job where experience means a lot,” explained the Portuguese.
“Especially like in my case after my period with Chelsea I went around Europe, I had two years in Italy, three years in Spain, so I have more football culture than before. I have more experience than before so I think I’m in a better condition now than before. Because I think my job is about that, it’s about learning experiences.”
Mourinho left Chelsea in 2007 after his first 3 year course there, when he guided the team to back-to-back Premier League titles, after which, the Blues have seen seven managers coming-and-going in only 6 seasons.
So, expectations are on him. Will he be able to fulfil the fans expectations and the clubs confidence in his second spell here is what we need to find out?