There was news in the Sun on Saturday that we missed, about Demba Ba’s new deal.
Demba Ba in action at West Brom yesterday
The Sun are reporting that Newcastle have offered Demba Ba a new four year improved deal, to stay on Tyneside.
That’s hardly surprising since Harry Redknapp spilled the beans in January, that his current contract has a £7M release clause in it.
It was almost certain that Newcastle would renegotiate his contract and improve his deal, as they have already done for captain Fab Coloccini and Tim Krul this year.
Demba is supposed to be on £35K/week with his current deal, which was signed before he hit 16 goals for Newcastle, and when he still had that dodgy knee, that was bad enough for him to fail his medical 15 months ago at Stoke City.
Since then Demba has been voted as the signing of the season by the Premier League managers, and the news is that’s he’s been offered £50K/week basic wages to stay at Newcastle.
We have no idea how accurate these figures are, but he deserves more than that if he was already getting £35K/week, but the Sun are also reporting that Newcastle are going to offer him another £5M, as a signing on fee, spread acros the four years of his contract.
If that’s true then it means another £24K/week over the four years – so that the total amount is around £74K/week for four years, and that’s an excellent deal from Newcastle for their top striker, and will keep him at Newcastle until 2016.
And it’s about what captain Fabricio Coloccini was said to have accepted recently, on his new four year extension to his contract.
Newcastle signed Demba Ba to a three-year contract he signed last summer, but if he moves and that £7M release clause is triggered, he pockets around £3M of the fee, and Newcastle get very little of what remains.
And that’s why it’s obviously in Newcastle’s best interests to keep this top striker at the club.
Ba has often said he is happy to stay at Newcastle, but he will now meet with his advisers this week, to decide if he should accept the deal, or wait until the summer and move on.
And that’s probably why manager Alan Pardew said at the weekend that he would like Newcastle fans to tell Demba Ba they want him to stay on Tyneside.
It seems this week is very important, so if you want to contract Demba Ba and ask him to stay at Newcastle, you can do his via these contacts:
- Demba Ba’s Twitter account
- Demba’s official web-site , in case you want to contact Ba directly, which you can do via the Contact box at the top, on the far right
- The Newcastle club where you can leave a message for Demba Ba
Demba Ba is not only an excellent striker but he’s a great lad too, and he seems perfectly fitted for Newcastle.
Ba had a really good game yesterday too, and his link up play with Ben Arfa and fellow Senegal striker Papiss Cisse was excellent.
The three of them ran riot with West Brom in that startling first half yesterday, where Newcastle looked a top attacking side and virtually had the game won at 3-0.
Let’s keep Demba Ba on Tyneside.