Hoffenheim striker set to make Upton Park loan move.
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Skysports.com understands that West Ham United will complete the signing of Demba Ba on Monday.
The Senegal international has emerged as one of the most wanted players in this transfer window.
The Hammers have been chasing Ba for most of the window, but Stoke, Everton, West Brom and Sunderland were also keen on his signature.
The Hoffenheim striker had looked set for Stoke earlier in the month, but he failed a medical – however, the Potters were still keen on striking a loan agreement.
But skysports.com understand that West Ham have pulled of a significant transfer coup by persuading Ba to sign for them.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Whilst Senegal international Demba Ba is a consistent enough performer and Avram Grant will be pleased to beat a host of other club’s to the 25 year old’s signature, one wonders if the struggling Upton Park club needs another striker?
West Ham have only failed to score in two of their last eleven games and have a number of, admittedly unspectacular, attacking options at their disposal and one would have thought the club may have needed another defensive option ahead of another striker.
Whilst some teams in the Premier League have scored less goals than the East London side no one has conceded more and surely that fact is more worrying than any other issue. Demba Ba has carved out a name for himself in the Bundesliga but it may take time for him to adjust to life in the English top tier and perhaps time is not a luxury the Hammers can afford.
Grant will hope that Ba can perhaps be less profligate in front of goal than some of his current crop of finishers but the real problem is surely the fact that more often than not West Ham let in more goals than they score an issue that they must correct if they are to avoid the drop.
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