Demba Ba Release Clause Below £7M – Player Interested In Joining PSG


Demba Ba has been interviewed on the French web-site RMCSport and what he says will  worry Newcastle fans.

Demba Ba –  interested in joining PSG – yes why not he says


Demba Ba was interviewed in general by RMCSport about the  other French players at Newcastle,  and how he expects to do at the African Cup of Nations with Senegal.

Ba was born in Sèvres, which is a community in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, and the player has always supported his home town club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

He was asked first about the other players at Newcastle and he said they were doing very well – like Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa.

And he was the asked if he would join PSG, since they were on a big recruitment drive under new manager Carlol Ancelotti, with the former Chelsea manager agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal worth £110K/week.

This is what Ba said about whether he would want to join mega-rich PSG, with variations of the translation:

Yes why not, it is possible. I have always supported the PSG.”

Then it’s a club that is attractive. However, it will be difficult to do that in January. I am in Newcastle and  fans like me.”

“And then the transfer market will be closed when I go back to the CAN (African Cup Of Nations) , so I do not focus on it. My first goal is the CAN and to get a good result.”

“I will then continue to try to play well  for Newcastle. We undertook something, and I’d like to go all the way.”

So that’s a little worrying, although that last line is promising, but of course it depends on the exact translation.

And Harry Redknapp has continued to talk about Ba’s situation to the press.

And Harry has come out and mentioned that the release figure quoted by the press of £10M, which we thought all along was simply a glorified guess by the press, is incorrect and it’s a lot lower than that.

In the Daily Mail today Redknapp was asked about  the reported £10M release-clause, and this is what he said:

“I think you will find it is a lot less than that.”

And he was then asked if it was around £7M, and Redknapp added:

“Even less than that.”

So if there was any doubt that Harry was drawn into talking about Ba by reporters on Friday, and it wasn’t really his fault –  he has done it yet again.

It’s a wonder he didn’t show the press a copy of Demba Ba’s contract at Newcastle.

Harry’s almost as bad as Graeme Souness was when he was manager at Newcastle, by talking to reporters about the transfer market and mentioning specific players he is interested in, who just happen to have contracts at other clubs.

We have to hope that the Newcastle club can put the lid on this Demba Ba situation,  and we hope he is loyal to Newcastle.

We gave him a chance with his bad knee, and yes things have turned out great for both player and Newcastle so far this season, and obviously Newcastle want to keep him.

The best thing the club  can do is to renegotiate his contract quickly,  if that is possible.

But this is not good news, and this is not the last time we will hear about the Ba release clause,  and we wonder if there should be more ethical conduct demanded during these transfer  windows?

Comments welcome.



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83 comments so far

  • redondo77

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #1

    it’s going to get worse for us now, thanks to that rat-face spurs manager

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  • redondo77

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    1st btw

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  • redondo77

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    why can’t other clubs just leave us alone for 1 season?

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  • toonfan76

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Would not like to think he would jump ship so quickly, We need to tie him down as quickly as possible and dump the release clause from his contract all together. The need for a Striker along with a CB has possibly become a lot more important now. Must say I am really surprised that Ashley would allow such a release clause into his contract and for it to be so low.

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  • solano

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Redondo@3…because everyone knows we love to sell! We are getting a dose of our own medicine re:buy out clauses….and remember that tax-dodging saggy face will probably be party to quite a bit confidential information as his chairman is good pals with our bent owner.
    ‘arry was willing to play the stalking horse for Carroll’s inflated transfer fee last year, so anything goes.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #6

    I hope it does not get messy just like it did during his last days at Hoffenheim. As that episode proved,if he wants to leave,he WILL (he didnt even have a release clause to rely on back then). *fingers crossed*

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    seriously what is Redknapps problem? what a tosser

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #8

    I say now look here chaps this just jolly well won’t do, all this jonny-defeatist talk let’s keep calm and remember he plays for us now and that’s how it stays until the mutli-million offer bomb drops so keep calm, carry on!

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Spurs should be deducted 20 points. Twice now this pile of cr@p has “spilled the beans”.

    Would fcuking love it if Madrid/Milan or whomever bought bale, and Modric left to chelsea, and Redknapp thrown into jail for tax evasion.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    This really infuriates me. Not Ba, he’s giving a perfectly normal interview, saying he’d like to join PSG sometime in the future, since he has a home there. Nothing wrong about that.

    Harry pisses me off, and we should go after this legally, i’ve got no clue what the punishemnt would be, but it should be harsh.
    Also, with all the racism shit from Liverpool, they should get disqualified from the FA Cup imo.

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  • Eastander

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m thinking this has been slightly lost in translation somewhere, the first bit… “yes, why not, it is possible” doesnt sound like someone who has his heart set on a move there. It sounds as though he has been asked if he would like to play for them some day but for the time being he is focused on Newcastle…

    I hope anyways

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  • solano

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #12

    76…the release clause is a bi-lateral thing. It acts as a bargaining tool on both sides especially when player wages are discussed and there maybe question marks over fitness.
    Would not surprise me if Marveaux’s contract is a complicated set of” ifs” “buts” and “maybes”as well.
    But let’s not panic – I don’t think Ba will leave just yet as he seems content at being top of the charts and the main man in an under-manned frontline…..just don’t get too attached and fond of yet another “judas”

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  • toonfan76

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Typical tactics to unsettle our star player at the moment, Harry and Kenny are the two managers I dislike the most in the world of football these days. Wish they would just crawl back under the rocks they came from.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #14

    The fact he got married recently and the family’s settled here may keep him here… atleast until the summer.

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  • solano

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    “potential Judas” that should have been!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #16

    Yep sounds like he’s being diplomatic is all. I like the bit about wanting to finish what he started. I only hope he stays after summer when he will be looking forward to europe with us. Harry give it a rest now inland revenue only people interested in your thoughts on money matters.

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  • toonfan76

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #17

    If he doesn’t leave in Jan, We have a good chance of re-nogotiating his contract and either increasing his release clause or removing it all together. His value to the team is a lot more than his release clause is set at.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #18

    Why the most Newcastle fans are drama queens?

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Sensationalist stuff. He’ll be here until at least the summer, and if there is a ‘normal’ buy-out clause, meaning no stipulations of relegation etc, then we have a few months to sort that out.

    To think we’ve been taking the urine out of West Ham, for having a dumb clause……

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  • PK-Norway

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #20

    No worry:

    1. Newcastlewill offer him an new improved contract. Then it will up to him.
    2. 99% carr is already looking for replacement.

    3. The last year the replacements have been better than thosewho left…

    Smile and be happy!

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Players express their desire to play for boyhood/hometown clubs all the time, doesn’t mean he’s imminently way by any stretch.

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  • martoon

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #22

    I think all Demba is saying that he has supported PSG and therefore would like to play for them one day in the future but he is settled at the moment.
    I thought there were rules about ‘tapping up players’ which is what ‘arry’ is effectively doing via the media. I think this is dispicable and he has really gone down in my estimation.

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #23

    @dannyo

    Disqualified, after knocking out United ofcourse. 🙂

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  • toonfan76

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #24

    Does anyone know what happened to Craigcoozy? He used to give a lot of good info on here during transfer windows.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #25

    Can we assume that the silence from the club, ie Pards and DL, means this release clause does exist? Neither the player, player’s agent nor Newcastle have commented on this release clause that Harry ‘I’m A Dodgy Eastender’ Redknapp keeps harping on about. Pray Inland Rev throw the book at this crook. So sick of him.

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  • Slank

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #26

    Like Dannyo @ 10 I think Ba’s answer was honest and nothing wrong. Which player would not want to play for the club they supported as boy, especially that is being bankrolled by the Qataries?

    Toonfan76 @ 13,
    Do you think Kenny’s American owners are going to be jumping with joy when Kenny suggests they should buy yet another centre forward from Newcastle, don’t think so. The yanks might not know much about football but they do know about money and especially when they have been had previously. As for Harry, he has to sell before he can buy and his owners will know, having seen the Carroll transaction, that Newcastle will drive a very hard bargain.

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  • Southern Pride

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Harry if ur reading this, ur mom, wife and daughters are available for less than 7 Million as well. Cry lik a baby when Chelsea talks abt Modric and now you do the same wih Ba. It’s called professionalism but since ur too dumb to understand what that means, please go look it up in the dictionary. Cheers.

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  • israeli_fan

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    @toonfan76

    He is shagging tranqilo barnetta.. Do not distrub 🙂

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  • seantoon

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Why doesn’t Redknapp shut his red fat faced double chinned mouth the prick

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #30

    What do people expect him to say? “no I would never consider signing for them! ”

    he has basically said that he is here beyond January, and him and the club started something that he wants to finish. So in February when he comes back, the club can offer him an improved deal. If he doesn’t take it then what can you do?

    I honestly think that we will keep our best players in this window. Hopefully add 2 good players. Young defender, a forward (Jordan Rhodes yes please) and if really lucky a winger.

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  • israeli_fan

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #31

    By the way lads i have the full highlights from nufctv and ben arfa goal began from his own half!! If someone interested ill post it

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  • Dude

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    Redknapp is a grotesque caricature of a human being. He’s such a cartoon character. I look forward to him either going to jail or becoming England manager and squirming as the press get stuck into him for failing to achieve what Eriksson / Cappello did. I’m sure Ba will one day leave, and to a better club I hope than Spurs or the Bindippers. On that latter name I don’t think Demba would ‘fit the profile’ anyway.

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  • solano

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #33

    Martoon…you had a high estimation of Bagpuss before all this?! He may know a thing or two about football but he is rat – a little trip down to Southampton and Pompey will put you in the picture about how he operates….oh, and then there is his impending Revenue case…tax doesn’t need to be taxing!

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #34

    israeli-fan @28 – Yes, we are.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #35

    @israeli_fan – plz post it friend

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #36

    It was good to see us being dangerous at corners,Willo struck the bar and I believe he should be scoring as often as Samba. Also,its been a while since we scored off a corner (i think).

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #37

    slank @26, ‘Which player would not want to play for the club they supported as boy’

    Carroll 😛

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  • toons4eva

    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #38

    israeli fan please post it m intrested to see it

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  • Widowmaker

    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #39

    We all know Ba is bound to leave in the summer if hee stays injury and scoring for fun, so I would be happy as long as an adquate replacement is signed. Nothing to worry about for the moment IMO.

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #40

    Just had radio on in car and Richard Branson was on radio Newcastle talking about the Virgin Money sponsorship as he’s in Newcastle to make a toast to the takeover of Northern Rock.

    As the presenter was asking a few questions, he also asked Mr. Branson if he’d be interested in buying a football club “like Newcastle” if it were to become available in the future.

    Sir Richard, sort of ummmd and awwwd and smiled and said “well you can never say never”.

    I know Online Guy has been on these links for a while, but that is from main man himself, Richard Branson.

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