Demba Ba has said that his dream is to one day to play for his home town club Paris Saint-Germain.
Demba Ba – in action at West Brom
With PSG seemingly interested in the player this summer, the question then becomes when?
Demba Ba has given an interview recently in which he puts it both ways – his dream is to play for PSG, but he is happy at Newcastle right now, so whether he will want to leave in the summer to Paris is anybody’s guess.
It’s shades of Jose Enrique of last year, and his statement seem political, to please both camps – and like politicians – he seems to have said what people want to hear.
This is what the 26 year-old striker with 16 Premier Lague goals had to say over the weekend:
“It’s always a dream for me to play one day at PSG, but I’m really happy where I am in Newcastle and the English league suits me perfectly,”
“I always loved PSG. I saw them beat Marseilles at Yohan Cabaye’s place – Lille – recently.
“But since I joined Newcastle, I have rediscovered the feeling I had when I was a young boy playing on the pitches at the bottom of the street”.
The free transfer signing made big news in January – thanks to Harry Redknapp.
Redknapp revealed there was a release clause of around £7M in his contract, and then Ba’s former West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan went even further, and took it upon himself to reveal minute details of Ba’s contract at Newcastle.
Why either of them thought it was ethical to do that we have no idea – but this is football – and it’s not part of the real world.
We have no idea if Ba will stay at Newcastle or not, we hope he does stay, but the main thing now is for Newcastle to get him signed to a new deal.
And then if he does go in the summer Newcastle will at least get the market price for him, which will be a lot more than £7M, and Qatar owned PSG seem to have plenty of money available too.
What do you think?