Sullivan explored Demba Ba return


DembaDavid Sullivan has declared that the Irons tried to bring back Demba Ba during this window.

The former Hammers striker – currently playing for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua – was definitely a target but Sullivan explained that  injury put an end to the club’s interest.

He said: “We were told that he was three or four weeks away when we first inquired but he remains about five weeks away now so it didn’t happen.”

The 31 year old scored seven times in 11 games for us back in 2011 before moving on to Newcastle and Chelsea, Besiktas and ultimately his current Chinese club where during 2015 he found the net 20 times in 29 games.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • John says:

    Why question Slaven when he says he don’t need a striker when he says he doesn’t? We have Carroll Sakho Ayew Antonio Callari and Fletcher who can all play up front. We have just 16 matches left till the end of the season.

    Right back? Maybe and we still probably will.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Agree with you John, the only thing we are competing against this season is to get to 40 points, so we can afford to wait until the summer, if things go exceptionally well there may be a very unlikely chance that we will get close to 7th otherwise its just a time for consolidation. Hopefully in the summer the Chairmen will take Slav’s advice and go early for his transfer targets so we can get genuine top quality instead of waiting and ending up in bidding wars that we lose to the teams in the European places.

    • Hammer and Pickle says:

      I dont see it as a case of question Bilic John.Demba Ba played under Bilic at Besiktas so he was probably at the heart of these discussions.

  • John says:

    Agree no32. Hammer&Pickle don’t get me wrong if Ba was fit and available and Slaven wanted him then fine but if he is saying I’m not sure about Hogan and I’ll stick with what I’ve got then people shouldn’t question him. They’re sacking him on wetties site. I’ll be honest I can still see a couple arriving but if they don’t I’m chilled.

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