There was some very good news for Newcastle fans this morning – if it’s true – that Newcastle have met Manchester United’s £7.5M valuation for Dimitar Berbatov, and are trying to bring the player to Newcastle.
Demba Ba – Newcastle favorites to get this player?
And there’s even more potentially good news on the striker transfer front this morning, if the reports are to be believed.
Newcastle are now said to be favorites to sign West Ham striker Demba Ba. – and look ready to beat Sunderland and Everton to the player’s signature.
Ba’s availability as a free agent had started a scramble for his signature, but news yesterday was that he wanted a sizable signing on bonus and huge wages too.
So whether Newcastle would be willing to meet these requirements we don’t know, and of course he would always need to pass a medical on the dodgy knee of his.
He failed the medical at Stoke in January before eventually signing on at West Ham where the Senegal striker hit 7 goals in 13 games for the relegated east London club.
We don’t know if this story is true or not, or whether the possible acquisition of Berbatov to Newcastle could see the magpies even pull out of this one – but of course Demba Ba is a free agent so could be squired fairly cheaply.
Berbatov and Demba Ba up front would be an awesome strike partnership for Newcastle next season.
These two pieces of news this morning may be just too good to be true.
Let’s just put a pin in my arm – ouch! – so I’m not dreaming this, 😀