Wednesday, January 02, 2013

One man went to mow?

According to reports Chelski have triggered Demba Ba's release fee and our man is currently in talks with them over wages.

Given the huge financial resources at their disposal, it seems unlikely that the deal is going to hit a stumbling block over wages for Ba, or cash for his many advisers, which means that the transfer will presumably hinge on the medical, and whether or not the Blues are prepared to gamble on the "ticking timebomb" knee condition.

I suspect we've probably seen the last of Ba in black and white stripes, given that the Blues have the resources to essentially take the financial hit even if he does break down and find his career over.

Sad as I will be to see Ba go, in fairness to the player he's never given anything less than 100% for the club and both last season and this scored more than his fair share of goals. What this hopefully will mean is that Papiss Cisse will now be given the central striking role which appeared to suit him better last season, meaning we might start seeing a better return from our number nine.

The other crumb of comfort is that if the deal is to happen soon it gives us a chance to push for a replacement (presumably Loic Remy) and avoid another deadline day Rocky fiasco.

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