West Brom to reportedly continue Demba Ba talks this weekend

Could West Bromwich Albion be closing in on a striker who scored 27 goals last season?

According to a report from the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion will continue talks with Demba Ba this weekend as they attempt to complete a £10million move for the Besiktas forward.

The 30-year-old has reportedly been offered a comparable deal to sign for Shanghai Shenhua, with an alleged weekly wage of £60,000 - £70,000, but the tax rate in China means Ba is set to take home more if he moves there.

However, the Birmingham Mail claims West Brom will use the next two days to continue discussions in the hope of bringing Ba back to the Premier League.

The Senegal front-man had an amazing campaign in Turkey, scoring 27 goals in 44 matches last season. But it seems West Brom want to sign a player who has previously enjoyed spells at West Ham United, Chelsea and Newcastle United.

If Ba can continue his current form he would be a wonderful addition to Tony Pulis’s squad and could be a far more effective option than West Brom’s last £10million signing – Brown Ideye.

That said, Ba was not always prolific during his previous spell in England and it could still be a risk for a side that are unlikely to recoup close to that fee if Ideye moves on this summer.

That said, West Brom need quality strikers if Pulis wants to guide them up the table next season and at 30 Ba still has a few years left in him yet, and perhaps a point to prove, too.

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