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Demba Ba regrets short time as a Hammer

Demba-Ba-West-Ham-007 (1)Former Hammer Demba Ba has old his Instagram followers that he would have liked to stay a West Ham player for longer.

Ba, now in China playing for Shanghai Shenhua posted on social media

 “First EPL club. As a hammer. Too short but very nice time tho,” 

After a failed medical with Stoke City, Ba was sold to West Ham for a fee believed to be £560,000 based on appearances. He signed a three-year contract  with the Hammers in January 2011, on a pay as you play basis due to knee problems found in the Stoke medical. 

Ba’s Premier League debut came on 6th February 2011, as a 75th minute substitute for Robbie Keane against Birmingham. His first goals followed six days later during his full debut, scoring twice in a 3–3 draw against West Brom. Despite finishing as their top scorer for the season with seven from twelve games including 2 in the last game, Ba’s stay with West Ham proved to be short after  West Ham were relegated following a 3–2 loss away to Wigan, he invoked a release clause in his contract allowing him to leave for free.  He signed for Newcastle, later joining Chelsea for a reported £7m. He later joined Bilic’s team Besiktas for £4.2m


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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Demba Ba regrets short time as a Hammer

  1. Good player but too mercenary for me.Must be sick of chinese takeaway.

  2. It’s a shame his brother Overthe wasn’t more accurate

  3. He had opportunities both to stay and too come back and chose other options so I guess he didn’t regret it too much 😉

  4. Is he feeling snubbed, peed off bilic didn’t bring him back here during the window?

  5. His cousin Lambsgo does some great farmyard impressions

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