Tottenham need a proven striker – what about Chelsea’s Demba Ba?

The North Londoners could do worse than look across the city to their rivals for a new number nine.

With question marks over Roberto Soldado’s long-term future amid rumours he is wanted by Ateltico Madrid, there is every chance that Tottenham will be in the market for a new striker this summer.

With Demba Ba being linked with a move to Besiktas today, surely the Chelsea man is a player that Tottenham should serious consider.

The Senegal international has found the going tough at Stamford Bridge since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, with limited chances to play the reason behind a summer move.

Although the Blues are seemingly reluctant to sell Ba to a fellow Premier League club, Tottenham would be a bigger draw card than a move to Turkey.

Ba lives in London, has Premier League experience and needs regular football – Spurs could be a perfect fit.

In his Newcastle days the African hitman was one of the most feared and respected number nines in the land – with Spurs rumoured to be one of his suitors before he penned a deal to move to West London.

Now something of a forgotten man due to spending most of his time in 2013-14 on the sidelines, Spurs could surely tempt Chelsea to part company with him with a considerable bid.

In fleeting appearances this term for Chelsea, Ba has scored important goals and seems to have lost none of his predatory instinct that was so impressive at St James’.

A player that offers a physical presence, has a proven track record of scoring in England and that can add a bit of bite to the Tottenham attack, the White Hart Lane faithful would not begrudge Ba’s arrival this summer.

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