But only 19, is he the type of player we need in this struggling season?
But the Le Havre youngster is regarded as one of France’s better prospects and was on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur over the summer.
He currently partners Juventus’ former Manchester United schemer Paul Pogba in the centre of France’s Under-20 side, and has been capped at both Under-18 and Under-19 levels, having played in the Youth European Championships.
Ba recently broke into the first team at Le Havre and has been playing regularly in the second division over the last couple of months.
His progress has been tracked by several high-profile European teams, and Borussia Dortmund are also understood to be interested.