Lukaku not the only Chelsea striker Spurs could pursue

Mike Hewitt

We've been linked to Romelu Lukaku, but why not another potential Chelsea cast-off?

Demba Ba is now a Chelsea hero and will be remembered fondly at Stamford Bridge just for his goal against Paris Saint-Germain this week. But that doesn't change the fact that he's a backup and will remain a backup if he stays at the club. He probably wants to play more going forward, and he's admitted he'll probably move on this summer.

Here's what he said to French outlet RMC, in English from ESPN.

"I don't know, but it's highly likely I won't be at Chelsea. I haven't yet made my decision ... [the goal against PSG] did me good, because I haven't had great times this year, the chance to have fun, but I try to make do with what I'm given."

We're just going to get ahead of the curve here: Ba left Newcastle because he was too good for them, but he's not quite good enough to play regular first team football for Chelsea. That makes a club like Tottenham Hotspur an obvious potential landing spot, especially if Emmanuel Adebayor ends up departing due to a combination of his high wages and a new manager not rating him, which is always a possibility.

Does anyone have any thoughts on Ba? Would he be a good pickup for Spurs at a reasonable price, or is this a 2/10 do not want situation?

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