Demba Ba Can Be The Striker We Crave

25 July 2011 12:00
Demba Ba's been backed to start scoring at Newcastle United - by the last Senegalese to play for the club. Former Newcastle defender Habib Beye (pictured above): “The Newcastle fans will love and appreciate Demba. “I’ve spoken to him and gave him my best wishes – I knew straight away that Newcastle United was the club for him. “I think that the fans will take to him straight away, because he’s a player who works so hard, and gets goals as well. “For me, Demba was one of the top three our four strikers in the Bundesliga (with former club Hoffenheim) not so long ago. In my eyes he’s one of the best strikers in Europe on his day. “I think it’ll be great for him in Newcastle. “If he enjoys his time at the club as much as I enjoyed my two years, he won’t have gone too far wrong in my opinion. “If things had have been different, he’s the type of player that I would love to have played alongside in a black and white shirt.”