Tottenham Hotspur Now Interested In Demba Ba


It gets a bit sickening when we get players who do very well at Newcastle and then a bigger club comes along and takes them.

Demba Ba – after scoring on Wednesday night

That happened with Andy Carroll a year ago and now we have at least five players who as good as any players in the Premier League.

Those players are Krul, Coloccini, Tiote, Cabaye and Demba Ba, and any one of them could be gone by September 1st.

And unfortunately it seems that Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp may have let the cat out of the bag, by suggesting today that Ba has a release clause in his contract at Newcastle.

Basically what that means is that if any club comes along and meets that specific transfer amount, then Newcastle have no choice but to sell the player.

That’s how Newcastle got Yohan Cabaye from Lille last summer for €5M.

There would then be negotiations on wages with Ba, but it’s hard to think that a bigger club couldn’t offer him more wages than he gets at the moment on Tyneside.

Of course he does have that  dodgy knee,  and that may be a deterrent to a club paying big money for him – as it was to Stoke City last January, so thank heaven for small mercies. 😀

This is what Harry Redknapp said about Ba today:

“Demba Ba’s done great hasn’t he, everybody’s looking at him suddenly,” “Anybody could have had him a year ago. Full credit to Alan Pardew, he took him.”

“He’s done a fantastic job – what a strike-rate he’s got. He’s probably the most in-form striker anywhere at the moment.”

“They say there’s a release clause in his contract – that’s what we all hear. He’s certainly done well and it will be interesting to see what happens there, but at the moment he’s doing great things for Newcastle.”

“He’s off to play in the African Cup of Nations now [for Senegal], so he’s going to be away for a month or so – so that’s a difficult one.”

“At the moment Newcastle have got him and I’m sure Alan wants to keep him. He’d be disappointed if he had to lose him. He would be difficult to replace.”

Newcastle fans are holding their breath this January in case we lose Cheick Tiote, but it looks like it will be just as bad in the summer.

We think any one of those five star players could potentially be moving on from Newcastle, and that’s just the way things are at the Tyneside club at the moment – and that’s unfortunate – but true nevertheless.

It certainly makes it that much harder to build a very good side.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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226 comments so far

  • tweaked

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #1

    wishful freaking thinking

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  • niafron

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Sorry, wasn’t with you for this great game against MU. One more time, i watched the game in a café near my place.

    But this time, the other lads were impressed by the NUFC.
    In fact, it was alot of good comments about the club in France.

    Was really excellent.

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #3

    HE WONT LEAVE US

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #4

    not for 10 not for 15 not for 20 even not 30. even torres and carroll cant score that much goals… Even together..

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #5

    ‘Arry can f right off, frankly. If we have a release clause it’ll be in the event of relegation.

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #6

    give a new contract wit a £200 mill clause in it

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  • dmac

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Id be really really worried if Demba moves as he has been our biggest asset by far this season. Im hoping that his “dodgy” knee will put off some of the bigger clubs so that we can keep hold of him.

    Rumour has it that minimum fee is around 7m id be gutted.

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  • robertlaurent

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Good O Harry, can u just STFU and GTFO. Pay your tax bills before anything

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #9

    mmm if barca were interested i would interested ba for messi i think thats fair but sinces it ARRY and spuds sir i raise my middle finger..

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #10

    @nufc786: Carroll and Torres have scored 10 goals between them – for a combined fee of £85m that’s quite pathetic.

    Not that I’m complaining of course 😉

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #11

    We all know Redknapp is a complete ******** But the biggest factor on this is where did he get his information?

    Honestly don’t know where the goals are going to come from once he goes off to ANC.

    BUT
    Our most important players remain:
    Krul
    Colo
    Cabaye

    Those 3 are the reason we have been so great this season.

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  • london_mag

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #12

    god i hate this shit. PISS OFF HES A GEORDIE.. kind of..

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #13

    10 goals since their transfers, that is*

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #14

    I heard it was $7m which would surprise me but I guess it is feasible that Newcastle would agree to that for a guy who cost nothing and has a history of knee problems. I don’t think even the Newcastle backroom staff knew he would do this well.

    I think Thump is probably right, it will be in the event of relegation or, at least $15m – $7m does seem low for any buyout clause.

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #15

    @Thump 10 goals thats worse than pathetic for 85million

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #16

    From the last thread: Ignore ‘Arry. He’s a daft shite intent on upsetting the apple cart.

    This about Peter Harrison though… is it a book or a documentary he’s doing? According to this it’s a doc: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2040773/Andy-Carrolls-agent-reveals-footballs-dirty-secrets.html

    But in this TalkSport interview he says it’s a book. Can’t wait for this like. (link in the next post)

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  • UTD111

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #17

    “It gets a bit sickening when we get players who do very well at Newcastle and then a bigger club comes along and takes them.”

    Tottenham? A bigger club than United?
    You are joking aren’t you???

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Interview: http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/1189/36/exclusive-harrison-i-will-name-three-high-profile-managers-who-took-bungs

    @nufc786: Aye mate, it would be funny if it wasn’t for that massive sum of money. Christ, I think I could probably do a better job than those two (I’m great at getting injured mind!)

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  • balubas1

    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #19

    load of crap from Redknapp. sure he want’s him, but Redknapp want’s pretty much any player that stands out with good performances.. not the 1st time he’s out flirting with players in the media. good manager but he is simply the worst when it comes to this type of behaviour.

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    @p: It could be a buy out clause for relegation mate. ie: in the event we go down, £7m is the cash required for him which would be a decent price if it happens in fairness.

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  • nufc90

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #21

    lads you really think ashley would put a release fee as low as 7mil into the contract?
    come on…a lot of people suggest he wants to make big profit out of players he’s wiser than that.

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #22

    @Thump here’s hoping jason prior will outscore torres and carroll if his trial is succsessful

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  • nufc90

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #23

    this has all come from karren brady and her sourness at demba ba leaving for free and doing so well. jealous b****

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #24

    is karen brady a mackem like?

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Thump – yes, that was I was assuming – that would be logical for both parties. But I guess it’s all speculation until we get confirmation.

    When it comes to contracts, I would be surprised if MA would get caught out like that, his whole strategy revolves around taking on potential, developing it and then only selling if the offer is significantly above market value.

    If Demba were to go for $7m, someone would be for the high jump since he has to have a fair value of at least $20m right now.

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #26

    @nufc90: Aye mate. Remember when we signed him he had a bit of an injury with West Ham, couldn’t pass a medical but was on a free. When he put pen to paper on that contract we knew that it was a gamble so £7m after relegation? Good business.

    Now a £7m release clause (ie: not after relegation) would be an absolute disgrace, I agree.

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  • Thump

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #27

    @p: Haha just making sure we’re on the same page mate. I’m half asleep over here lol

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  • nufc90

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #28

    west ham chief exec

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #29

    seriously 7mill for an escape clause thats despicable!!!
    remember MA ba could be the key to your sports direct trending world wide in europe….

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  • nufc90

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #30

    yeah if thump if there is a clause it has to be a relegation one. ashley is too good a businessman to have such a low sum included

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

    nufc90 i know she is west ham’s exe i said it just because you know how mackems…

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  • brighter

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #32

    I think if you want to keep a star player at the Newcastle,then you should not talking about possibility of losing important player move away from Tyneside.Because that mean equal succumb in a competition of transfer deal.

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    I worked out some stat here we go!
    Van persie a goal every 2.3 games
    Messi a goal every 1.4 games
    BA a goal every 1.3 games
    Who wouldn’t want him

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Really hope that book comes out and Liverpool get Effed in the A

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  • nufc786

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    damn thats good….. 1.3 games..

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  • bringbackemre

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #36

    reallly hope it doesnt happen robably wont too
    while hes away i wouldnt mind getting inzaghi or iaquainta in who weve been linked with
    also id like to see what jonas would be like upfront
    hes has all the atttributes and could defianlty hold the ball up

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  • Ben-Arfa11

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #37

    I am very disapointed in harry knobnapp.

    he didnt like chelsea going after luka this summer saying his head was turned etc and look what he is doing now with ba??

    how dare he publicise this and try and put a dampner on newcastles famous 3-0 victory over man united.

    fact is if harry wanted ba this summer he could of easily bought him newcastle bought him instead the fans have showed love to him and he is our new no.9 so just buzz off harry would ya and get bent!!!

    he thinks spurs are a bigger club than newcastle and he can go off and buy krul and ba and whoever he feels like.

    look at the way he disrespected us when we were in top 3 he was like its great ot see the top 6 been in the table oh and newcastle..the cheeky little git..it was obvious we were going down abit but have some respect we were in 3rd when he made that comment he has no respect for us whatsoever clearly.!!!

    if he did that over wellback for man united there be war.

    back to my main comment how is spurs bigger than newcastle????

    newcastle been in champions league 3 times spurs only 1 in last 2 years newcastle came 2nd twice spurs best finish was 4th

    the only reason they are superior than us at the moment was due to good player buying

    buy carrick for 3 million sell him for 17 million
    buy lennon for 1 million worth around 10 million now
    buy bale for 13 million worht around 50 million now
    buy berbato 10 million sell him for over 20 million

    you get the point good transfer sense means better playing squad

    thats what newcastle are doing now and wouldnt surprise me we quicken up to spurs rather than later especially when barcelona go after bale and chelsea get luka in the summer!!!

    goodluck toon 2moro against blackburn

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  • woodsee

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #38

    God i cant stand Arry boil your heed in the microwave,triffic Redknapp.And by the way Ed,champions league or not,spuds will never be any bigger than the toon

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  • niafron

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #39

    A word about Corgnet:

    Everybody is stuned by him. If his price is really of 5.8 millions, the club should buy him as quickly as possible.

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s though His club career record! I looked at Torres but just for Chelsea he was 29 games 3 goals not even worth working out lol

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