Demba Ba Determined In Chelsea Summer Departure
Chelsea striker Demba Ba is intent on leaving Jose Mourinho’s blues in the summer as the Senegal international seeks to find more first-team football, according to The People.
The 28-year-old Ba, who arrived at Stamford Bridge during the stint of then interim-manager Rafael Benitez in the winter transfer window last season, has failed to stamp his reputation in London under Mourinho this season, making only two starts in the league, scoring three goals and three assists.
The former Newcastle United front man, however, scored the pivotal goal in Chelsea’s second leg match against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, ensuring that the London giants stayed on at least until the semifinals of the elite tournament.
It can be recalled that Ba hit out at his boss in the post-match reactions, saying, “Maybe [Mourinho] doesn’t have the strikers to his liking, but I know that we have three great strikers and I think that a lot of clubs would like to have them.
“I’m happy to have liberated us. I haven’t been given my chance much this season, but I’ve taken this one,” the Senegalese striker added.
It now remains to be seen which clubs will be on the prowl for the striker come the summer.
Ba’s contract with Chelsea is set to run until 2016.