DEMBA BA’S Swiss role has quickly gone stale … with the ex-Chelsea striker quitting FC Lugano after just 48 MINUTES.
Former West Ham and Newcastle ace Ba joined the Super League outfit in June as a free agent after leaving Istanbul Basaksehir.
Senegal international Ba made three cameo appearances for Lugano, amassing under an hour’s worth of playing time.
But the 36-year-old has now left the south Switzerland club following a change of ownership.
US businessman Joe Mansueto, the owner of MLS side Chicago Fire, has newly taken charge at the Stadio Cornaredo.
Local broadcaster RSI reported that Ba has departed the third-placed Super League club and returned to his home city Paris.
The striker remains one of the greatest nightmares in Liverpool’s recent history.
Ba exploited a Steven Gerrard slip to score Chelsea’s opener in a 2-0 win at Anfield in April 2014.
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The Reds had won their previous 11 games to head the Premier League, but saw Manchester City pip them to the title.
Ba scored seven goals in 13 games for West Ham before landing a 2011 move to Newcastle.
He went on to strike 29 times in 58 Toon appearances, prompting a £7million move to Stamford Bridge in January 2013.
Lugano were the 11th club of the much-travelled frontman’s career.
He has also appeared for French side Rouen, Belgians Mouscron, German club Hoffenheim, Turks Besiktas and Goztepe, and Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.
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