It seem that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is not concerned about Demba Ba’s contract situation.
Demba Ba – not leaving Newcastle
The Senegal striker is said to have a release clause of around £7M in his contract, and we were hoping that will be renegotiated before the summer, and that clause is removed.
Alan Pardew doesn’t mention anything about changing the 26 year-old’s contract, although he seems to have no worries and says that Ba wants to stay at Newcastle, where he seems to love playing his football.
Pardew also believes Newcastle qualifying for Europe next season will help the matter, and he had this to say about Ba:
“I don’t think that’s something to worry about too much because Demba has made it pretty clear that he loves the football club here,”
“He has got a great rapport with the fans – they love him to bits, and we are hoping that’s going to be a big enough pull for him to stay and prolong his career here.”
“I think it’s important for Demba that we get European football. When you get to this level, that’s what you are going to find, players want to play in Europe.”
We’d love for Newcastle to renegotiate his contract and then casually announce that the Senegal man has signed a new deal at the club.
And it seems from what Derek LLambias was saying yesterday, that contracts these days at the club are fairly simple and straightforward, and don’t have any incentives in there for scoring goals.
Derek makes the point that when Mike Ashley arrived on Tyneside , Oba Martins had a clause in there for the goals he scored, and that’s why Derek says that Ashley noticed he kept shooting from the half way line. 😀
Demba Ba has done much better than Oba Martins ever did at Newcastle – and that’s because he’s a much better striker, and we want to keep him on Tyneside.