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Demba Ba follows Tevez out of China in deadline day move

Former Newcastle and Chelsea striker enjoyed two spells with Besiktas before leaving Europe — but has now gone back

DEMBA BA has made a return to Turkey, after joining Goztepe from Shanghai Shenhua.

The Senegal striker left Europe to join Shanghai Shenhua in 2015, following a spell at Besiktas.

Demba Ba completes January transfer window move to Goztepe

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Demba Ba completes January transfer window move to Goztepe

Demba Ba returns to Turkey following spell with Shanghai Shenhua in China

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Demba Ba returns to Turkey following spell with Shanghai Shenhua in China

He rejoined the Turkish giants on loan last year — and has now made his return to the Super Lig with Goztepe.


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Ba, 32, has regularly moved around in his career, playing in France, Belgium and Germany before signing for West Ham on loan in the Premier League back in 2011.

Later that summer, he failed a medical at Stoke before completing a move to Newcastle, where he shot to prominence.

Along with fellow Senegalese frontman Papiss Cisse, they helped the Magpies finish an impressive fifth.

Demba Ba made his name in the Premier League after joining Newcastle in 2011

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Demba Ba made his name in the Premier League after joining Newcastle in 2011

Demba Ba scored some iconic goals during time with Chelsea

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Demba Ba scored some iconic goals during time with Chelsea

In January 2012, Chelsea paid his £7million release clause and he moved to Stamford Bridge.


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He scored iconic goals against Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool before leaving for Besiktas in 2014.

After just one season in Turkey, he left China — before returning on loan and winning a Super Lig title.

He will be joined at Goztepe by former Newcastle team-mate Yoan Gouffran.


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