Demba Ba To Leave Newcastle This Summer


Th Sunday Mirror is reporting that Demba Ba will leave Newcastle in the summer.

Demba Ba  leaving Newcastle in the summer?

The 26-year-old is reported to be ready to leave Tyneside at the end of the season, with many top clubs now interested in the striker, which is hardly surprising since he has smashed in 15 goals in the Premier League in his 21 appearances for the Magpies this season.

Under the terms of Ba’s contract, the Sunday Mirror is reporting the buy-out clause is around £7M, and that any club that comes in and offers that amount, will force Newcastle to sell.

But we wonder just how true that really is.

Demba Ba is said to earn around £30K a week plus appearance money on Tyneside, which means he gets extra payment for each appearance and for each goal scored.

But the news that he could get better terms elsewhere in the summer is surely a supposition, because Newcastle will almost certainly offer him new terms before the summer transfer window rolls around.

The Mirror is reporting that negotiations over Ba’s move to Newcastle last ­summer depended on the buy-out clause being inserted into the contract, because Newcastle had refused to meet the player’s ­personal demands or the fees his agents were requesting.

We find it very hard to believe this story, as the Mirror then goes on to report that the return of Andy Carroll to Newcastle could therefore be imminent in the summer.

You talk about adding one and one together and getting three – or even four.

There seems nothing much in this story other than there is a buy-out clause in Demba Ba’s contract of around £7M, as Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp had announced earlier this month, to anybody who would listen.

But we don’t think Newcastle will allow that to remain in the Senegal striker’s contract for much longer.

And according to local reports, that part of  Demba Ba’s contract doesn’t even come into effect until the summer, which is why Newcastle officials were said to be relaxed over the initial rumors that the star Senegal striker could move in January.

There’s still plenty of time to update the contract to make it better for both Demba Ba and for Newcastle too.

We suppose it must be Sunday and the papers have to sell their papers – after all.

The report is that Andy Carroll would jump at a chance to return to Newcastle, but we had expected that to be true for at least six months, but it doesn’t say he will be returning.

After reading the story in the Sunday Mirror a few times, and a few times more,  there seems nothing in the report to justify some of the wild claims made – which are that Demba Ba will leave Newcastle in the summer.

Don’t bet on it.

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89 comments so far

  • Geordie-Jake

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #1

    :'(

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  • ToonIcon

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #2

    we need Ba and Krul’s contracts sorting ASAP

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  • Thump

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Sunday Mirror.

    Remember what has been said about “burning bridges”?

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  • Thump

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #4
  • davybtoon

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #5

    If ba signs new deal he goes no were end of

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  • True-Geordie123

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #6

    The mirror talks bollocks all the time. Wouldn’t believe a word they say, u know it’s most likely true if it appears on sky sports news

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  • joppadoni

    Jan 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #7

    sunday mirror… lmfao.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #8

    davybtoon – Like Andy Carroll you mean?

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #9

    NOOOOOO

    we should keep the best player and get rid of Shola Ameobi

    Shola Ameobi is a disgrace to wear the black and white shirt.

    whoever said SHola Ameobi a LEGEND go kiss my a$$ !!!!!

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  • Thump

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Does anybody know the website that lists how right certain papers are regarding football transfers? I saw it a while back when I was writing for .org but haven’t been able to find it since.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Maybe we could trade MA for the City owners?
    Lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #12

    But end of the day its the papers and its aload if Sh9Te… if we do manage to get into Europe this season there is no reason why he would want to leave as he’s loved here he loves it here and he’ll have a new contract and be in a team that wants to go places

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #13

    A would rather have MA than City owners… just means when they get bored City will be riddled with uncontrolable debt and will dieee… were safe and were building a team the right way by gettin good younger players

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Brutoon
    I think it was James perch himself that said it 😉

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  • MacToon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I think you are missing the real story here…..

    Sunday papers have nothing negative to say about NUFC’s January transfer window!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #17

    F@ck sake its the sunday
    Mirror. Simon bird. Lol

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Geordie toon,
    I agree there totally but at the same time who is it that’ll be lifting some silverware sooner than the other?
    I think it’s a stupid way to run a club like they do at city n rubbish to win with a overpriced team but as we’ve seen for so long with Chelsea and Manu n the likes,that is the only way unless MA stops selling our best players.
    We are building a great team but as we seen with a couple of players missing were just a shell of a team.
    We need serious strengthening to compete for a cup or Europe

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #19

    The reporter in question is a desperate individual who likes to cobble old bits of nonsense into hybrid nonsense. Ba has openly stated he wants to keep going at newcastle. We could offer him a contract ourselves if we want to. Any player can leave any time. This story is not only garbage its irrelevant garbage. The 2nd thing is : brutoon, give it a rest will ya?

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #20

    Be honest -who would be surprised if denba did leave the toon in summer.ash has just forked out 10m for another striker, he has to get his money back+ profit somehow. I dont think he will be the only one either.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #21

    Marty-Toon // Jan 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Brutoon
    I think it was James perch himself that said it

    For the first time, i do think Perch did a good job haha

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #22

    maybe we can swap Ba for tevez and aguero 😛

    and if city offer dzeko tell em where to get off xD

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  • Thump

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Cheers Spuggy mate 🙂

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  • G

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #24

    Sunday Mirror = complete horsep*ss, so don’t read too much into this. I thought this had already been clarified by Ba’s agent, that the buy out clause only kicks in if we are in the bottom half of the table? So many wild rumours going round it’s had to tell which are genuine, and what is a press fabrication. As for tonight’s score, well, I hate being right. Me and my big gob again, soz lads.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #25

    G – so how many goals will we win by against Blackburn ha ha

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #26

    Nearly had a heart attack at that article title Ed! man don’t do that to me! haha

    Demba is happy here and his contract will get sorted, I’m sure of it. Poor result today, just got to dust ourselves off and make sure we finish strong in the league.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #27

    If you so sure he wont leave and this is just paper spill then why the sensational headline Ed? surely there should at least be a question mark at the end of the title to stop people falling off their chairs upon reading it!!

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  • G

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #28

    At least 6! Bet yer house on it mate! Seriously though, myself and Beattie25 were discussing this last couple of days, and it was the Gus Poyet link that surfaced, in the sense of how many cups has that bloke been responsible for knocking us out of as a player. We agreed that this was a banana skin waiting to happen, and there would probs be only 1 goal in it! Like I say, sometimes it sucks being right. Hope Beattie25 feels as much of a c**t as I do?

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  • G

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #29

    @ Post 27, don’t panic Rich. Ed will publish an article based on pretty much any sources, including press speculation, internet rumours, and wild ass guessing. Doesn’t mean its factual, he just encourages discussion and debate about the toon, whilst remaining fairly impartial.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #30

    Ha ha I’ll keep my eye on you two then before I set foot out of the house next match, you could save me some serious diesel money!

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #31

    Lads think this story can only be speculation at this stage but on another topic even how well pardew has done this year wud anybody QUESTION HIS RECENT SELECTIONS/TACTICS???

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #32

    1)Shola Ameobi 2)Leon best playing on the left 3)tactics vs fulham not to tell Guthrie and Cabaye to give defense protection wen they looked dangerous 4)Allowing us to play wit no intensity 2day wen the game was der for da taking 5)Ryan Taylor playin ryt wing……….

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  • gonufc

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #33

    I read the title and presumed it was official!! Please Ed, stick a “Mirror:” in front of it to stop panicking!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #34

    Marty-Toon – A would like an owner who is super rich yeah.. but a would like him to invest 10’s of millions into making our academy one of the best in world football, improving training grounds to the new highest grade A+ a think it is.. then spend money on the team but by doing it the right way by buying good young players and maybe 1 class player like Hazard but making sure we dont do stupid wages maybe have a wage structure.. would like to see our youth scouting network massively improved and getting the best players from all over the world to come and play in our youth and work the way up.. best way imo.. yes might take an extra year or 2 to win a trophy but when we do we’ll have some team and wont need investment just the odd player here and there.. nothing the the extent of Man City.. would like to see us run within our means on the transfer front and as a say would like the owner to focus on improving the actual Club

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Yea we need the buy out clause removed n he won’t pass a medical prob anyway

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #36

    If we really want a winger on loan why dont we go for Krasic, he cant get in Juve’s team for some crazy reason

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #37

    meh then again he’s 27

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  • marco polo

    Jan 29, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #38

    Over reaction city on here tonite

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  • G

    Jan 29, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #39

    @post 38. Not been on the blog much then? This is bloody quiet frankly. Ordinarily we would be up on here demanding blood from the owner, and a mangers head on a plate.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jan 29, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #40

    Where were our youth players today? The like of Vukic & Abeid? We hear so much about their potential yet we never see them in the mix…. Vukic didn’t even make the bench today.

    If we were going to go out why not throw in some fearless energy to spice things up?

    I don’t see the point in having these talented youth players if we can’t include them in our squad for cup games. Either include them or loan them out to get game time surely? or else we will be throwing them in at the deep end when the likes of Cabaye gets a retrospective ban.

    Obviously I can’t wait to get Tiote and Ba back from the ACN, along with our brand new number 9 Papiss Cisse.

    Yep, I’m still smarting over the result today lol I lost out on £265 on that performance…. Ouch!

    Rant over 🙂

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