Who Are Ya? El-Hadji Ba (Sunderland)
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Name: El-Hadji Ba
Signed from: Le Havre
Did you know?
Ba was linked with a move to Tottenham in 2011, before he had played a single first-team match.
What’s the deal?
Sunderland have decided their rivals on Tyneside might be on to something with this signing young French players lark. He might sound like a Premier League greatest hits mash-up, but El-Hadji Ba is a promising player in his own right.
The France Under-20 international signs on a free after his contract with Le Havre expired.
He has signed a three-year contract at the Stadium of Light.
What do they say?
“The midfielder becomes the seventh player to arrive at the Stadium of Light this summer and has joined head coach Paolo Di Canio and his new team mates at their training base in Italy.