In the interview Alan Pardew gave to talkSPORT recently, Alan mentioned that Demba Ba wasn’t happy at Newcastle at the moment, or to be more accurate – he’s been happier.
Demba Ba – stuck on 16 goals
With the news coming through that PSG will move for the Newcastle striker in the summer, we are waiting for news that Demba Ba has signed a new deal to stay on Tyneside, but nothing yet.
The club have offered him new terms, which are much better than what he was on, and the new contract will not have that £7M release clause in it, but of course Demba Ba must sign it, otherwise he can leave for a measly £7M in the summer.
During the talkSPORT interview Alan gave with Richard Keys and Andy Gray earlier in the week, this is some of what Alan said towards the end of that interview:
“The one thing I have got at the moment of course is everybody is motivated and everybody wants to play for Newcastle.”
“Demba Ba looks happy, although he’s been happier because I’ve asked him to do a chore on the left at the minute.”
“I can keep him happy because I’ll put him back through the middle soon and that will cheer him up.”
There were laughs all round when Alan said that last line.
Demba Ba has been on 16 Premier League goals since he last scored at home to Aston Villa in the 2-1 win on 5th February, so that’s seven games and two calendar months without a goal from Ba.
But at the beginning of the season, he went the first five league games without scoring, before he notched that great hat-track against Blackburn Rovers, so we are not too worried.
Maybe playing on the left hand side of a three pronged attack with Papiss Cisse and Ben Arfa may not have helped, but Ba’s still paying very well, and as long as Newcastle keep wining that’s all that matters.
Whether the news about PSG is true or not, we don’t know, but we’d like to see him sign a new deal so that if he does go – Mike Ashley can get a ridiculous sum from rich PSG for the striker.
We hope Demba Ba stays on Tyneside, and we think he will stay – and we hope Alan Pardew makes him happy – well at least happier. :D.