Sunday, 12th June, 2011 

Fiorentina appear to be closing on the signature of Senegal striker Demba Ba.

According to Corriere dello Sport, La Viola look set to conclude an agreement with Ba’s current club Hoffenheim and the striker himself will surely be attracted to the idea of playing in Serie A.

Ba spent the second half of last season on loan at then-Premier League outfit West Ham United. But despite a series of impressive displays, the hitman was unable to halt the Hammers’ side down into England’s second tier.

That spell in England however was enough to further burnish Ba’s growing reputation and it is one which Fiorentina certainly took note of.

La Viola’s snaring of Ba would be a significant coup and the powerful Senegalese could be expected to flourish in Serie A.

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