Demba Ba in action for Besiktas
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Besiktas have re-signed Demba Ba on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season.
The striker, 31, returns to the club he left in 2015 to join Shenhua and will attempt to rebuild his career after a period in which it was feared injury may force him to retire.
Ba – who first joined Besiktas from Chelsea in 2014 and scored 18 goals before his move to China – broke his leg last summer but has vowed to re-establish himself.
“I’ll do my best to help the team and try to be more effective than the last time I was here,” he said, according to Besiktas’ official Twitter feed.
A club statement read: “Demba Ba (has arrived) on a temporary transfer until the date 05/31/2017. No compensation will be paid to him or his club.”
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan had earlier revealed on talkSPORT they had also explored re-signing the striker.
Read the full story on why West Ham decided against the deal HERE.