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West Ham target Ba feels Hoffenheim broke promises

Hoffenheim forward Demba Ba feels that the German Bundesliga club went back on promises to allow him to leave the club.

The 25-year old Senegalese striker has been in London trying to complete a transfer to West Ham United but his attempts have been blocked.

Ba feels that Hoffenheim gave him the all clear to depart the Rhein-Neckar-Arena but have since gone back on that promise and are now trying to thwart his move to Upton Park in what he believes is unfair treatment.

"I know what I owe to TSG 1899 (Hoffenheim). They brought me to Germany and they believed in my potential. They helped me improve and be a good player in the Bundesliga. For all of that, I thank them," he wrote on his official website.

"I also know that, with my team-mates and the support of our fans, I had the chance to give back a lot to my club by scoring a lot of goals and being a major player in the good performance of the team.

"Today I am one of the oldest players in the team and, due to my seniority, I refuse to be treated like a mercenary or a capricious guy.

"I want to say that I regret this situation, and I suffer from it. The club gave me a green light to leave under certain conditions, which have been met; I hope that the promises made will be fulfilled.

"I just want to ask my club to be honest and to respect the green light that I was given."

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