“He has scored goals consistently at all the clubs he has played for. In my opinion he has nothing to prove. I personally would like to see him back but ultimately it is up to him,” Ivanovich told World Soccer.
Ivanovich was of course Ba’s teammate back when the Senegalese international was a Blue and the experienced striker also recently stated that he would consider a Premier League return.
“The fans in Turkey are very passionate and create a great atmosphere but it is no secret that the standard of football is of a lower quality than in England,” Ba told World Soccer.
“The way I left Chelsea was not ideal but that’s life. I am still young and I believe I have another big move left in my career. The Premier League interests me and I am keeping my options open.”
Ba is unlikely to get a move back to Chelsea and considering he wants regular first team football it probably would not be his wisest choice but West Ham and West Brom are interested according to the Times.
The West Ham option would of course reunite Ba with the manager who guided him to a career high 27 goals last season and with a club Ba himself used to play for.
The 29-year-old striker scored seven times in 13 appearances for the Hammers rescuing the East London based side from relegation in 2011.