Stoke target Demba Ba insists he can cut it in the Premier League despite failed medical

19 January 2011 11:24
Ba humbug: Stoke pulled out of a move to sign Demba Ba after the striker failed a medical

Stoke target Demba Ba remains confident he can still clinch a move to the Britannia Stadium despite a deal collapsing last week over a failed medical.

Tony Pulis is still  interested in Ba and revealed earlier this week he would still push to sign the Hoffenheim striker if medical reports were more promising.

An initial loan deal has also been mooted as a way of getting the Senegal international to the Potters.

And Ba insists his medical issue is just a small one, meaning he could yet sign for Stoke, but also warned that other Premier League clubs are interested in his services. West Ham have also expressed interest in the front-man.

Ba said: 'Unfortunately they didn't want to take a risk, it wasn't that much but they were a little afraid and they just said it wasn't going to happen,' Ba told Sky Sports News.

'I was really surprised and I thought I would pass the medical easily as I played all the games in the first half of the season, but this is football.'

He added: 'I know my club Hoffenheim are dealing with clubs in the Premier League and I am just waiting to see now but I know I can play for the rest of my career without much of a problem.'

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Source: Daily_Mail