Edinson Cavani is close to joining Chelsea if reports are to be believed and the Uruguayan will supposedly be accompanying Fernando Torres next season. Things are going to improve further for the Stamford Bridge faithful as talented youngster Romelu Lukaku is all set to return from his loan spell at West Brom. The youngster has been extremely successful for West Brom last season scoring a total of 17 goals. “If Cavani does” come in and “if Lukaku” returns, what happens to Demba Ba? We know, Abramovich loves the Spaniard, so the obvious choice is to show the exit door for the former Newcastle man.
Ba joined the Chelsea team in January from Newcastle when Torres repeatedly failed to provide the goods. The Senegalese forward had a brilliant season before that and was continuing to progress at St. James Park before making a £7m move to the London club and ended up netted just twice in the Premier League in the second half of last season.
Demba Ba never really settled down at Stamford Bridge and was far from getting used to the Blues style of play. When a player, who was such a prolific striker for Newcastle, managed to score just two goals for Chelsea in the fourteen matches that he played, then there is something that has entirely gone wrong. He was regularly rotated with Torres and never did Chelsea play with two strikers at the same time. This rotation policy did no good to the Senegalese and his confidence levels started to dip immediately.
May be it is the price Chelsea paid for expecting so much out of him, ultimately ended up putting pressure on his shoulders from the word go. Or maybe Ba couldn’t get used to such mass focus and the fan attention of playing for such a huge club. All in all, his performance did not justify his purchase and thus Chelsea may look to offload him this term with the likes of Cavani and Lukaku likely to join the club.
Express reports that Chelsea would be interested in sending Ba on loan to West Brom, who are losing a valuable player in Romelu Lukaku and their attack force would certainly need an addition this summer. Ba, whose finishing capabilities and eye for goal may not be a selling point for a club of Chelsea’s stature, but he may just prove to be a perfect replacement for Lukaku and it would be an welcome addition to the West Brom squad. Steve Clarke was previously an assistant manager for the Chelsea side, can use his relationship with his former club to pull of this transfer.