Moyes: I missed out on Ba
Everton manager David Moyes has revealed he missed out on
signing striker Demba Ba before the start of last season.
The Toffees were one of a number of clubs attempting to sign the
Senegal international following his departure from West Ham but he
eventually opted to sign for Newcastle.
The 27-year-old then helped fire the Magpies into fifth place in
the table and was voted signing of the season by Premier League
Moyes, whose side host Newcastle on Monday, said: “Ba was
someone I was really interested in last year, but for a number of
reasons the deal just didn’t come off.
“He’s just another one of those who got away, and I’ve had
plenty of them down the years.
“We couldn’t get Ba in and he did very well at Newcastle, but
other options opened up for us in January and we were happy with
what we got.”