Pardew – I Want Senegal Striker To Stay At Newcastle

Alan Pardew had admitted there is some release clause in Demba Ba’s contract, and says some of the news on that in the press is in fact true. Wow – that’s a shock.

Demba Ba – to be offered new deal on Tyneside

And Pardew has said the club are trying to renegotiate Demba’s contract to get him to stay on Tyneside past this summer, but Newcastle will be helpless to stop the Senegal striker from leaving this summer  if they don’t get him to sign a new deal soon.

It would only take a top club to come in for him and bid the release price in his contract, and Newcastle would have to sell.

This is what Alan Pardew said today about that today:

“I want Demba to stay. He’s a Newcastle player and all I’m focusing on is that he’s a ­Newcastle player next season. Mike Ashley tells me he’s a difficult seller of players – and his record ­suggests that.”

“I sense there’s a bit of warming to Mike in terms of what he’s put in place here. The ­stadium renaming, we’re never going to get round that, it’s ­uncomfortable for ­everybody – even for Mike probably.”

“But we’re trying to do it to get more money.’’

There is some warming going on to Mike Ashley,  and that’s simply because the plan he put in place at Newcastle seems to be working, and working very well, and the likelihood is it’s a sustainable plan too, unlike what other clubs are doing – like Manchester City and Liverpool – to name but two.

The UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules will force clubs to balance their books in the next few seasons, and clubs will no longer be allowed to lose big money,  like some top English clubs are doing at the moment.

And we see that most pundits are saying that Newcastle have little chance of finishing any higher than 5th place, after tomorrow’s final games of the season in the Premier League – so that’s good news.

All Newcastle can do is to go to Goodison Park against an in-form Everton side, and try to finish the season on a high note with a win – and if they can do that we’ll be happy enough.

It’s been a great season, and the summer transfer window also promises to be one of the most exciting at Newcastle for many a year, with at least two players already agreeing to come to Tyneside, according to the local press.

Wonder if those two players are Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano and Lille right back Mathieu Debuchy?

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far


    May 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #1

    EVE O-2 NEW


    May 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #2

    EVER O-2 NEW

  • OoAhDembaBa

    May 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #3

    I believe a release clause was placed in his contracted due to the fact of his knee. I don’t think any of us as fans and possibly Newcastle staff and management expected such an impact from the man himself. As we know stoke chose not to take the gamble and they lost a quality player which is now ours. As Pardew said there is truth in it, I suspect there is some sort of cash amount, possibly higher than 7 mil, listening closely, Pardew stated Ashley would not sell quality for 7 mil. I just believe JC is an incredible scout, Ashley and Llambias are buisness men, we lost Carroll with a profit of 35mil, a youth product of ours, It’s a buisness

  • dina twin

    May 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #4

    plenty of great players out there – look at the last 12 months who we’ve brought in – should give us all massive confidence going fwd even if we do lose one of our best

  • Graeme

    May 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #5

    If Demba Ba does leave, the proceeds will be re-invested in the squad, we know that!!

    I’m not convinced Ba wants to leave, but like Woodgate, if Barca, or similar, come in for a player, how can you stand in his way when its the chance of a lifetime??

    You cant, its as simple as that. You get the best deal you can and move on. As Pardeiu has said many times, any club who wants one of our players is going to have to part with a shed load of cash to make it happen!!!

  • davybtoon

    May 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #6

    IMO there is only psg he would leave for n I honestly don’t think they want him

  • Dannyo

    May 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Well imagine that. Sheperd back into football. Part of a consortium bying Rangers…

  • mecannylad

    May 13, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Mecannylass says I`m as excited as a gent`s outfitter measuring an inside leg….. Can`t wait for kick-off on Sunday.

  • toonincheek

    May 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m hopeful about Ba.
    I’m sure Ba is happy but maybe his agent is trying to drive a hard bargain.
    Ba would probably fetch less now than a few months ago, after his long run without scoring.
    We still believe in him, and love him, but maybe other clubs wouldn’t be as ready to part with big bucks for him.

    Just hope it doesn’t become a standoff between Ba’s agent and MA.
    Only one outcome if that happens.


    May 13, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Hello All,

    Can anyone tell me if the match vs Everton is televised (live or delayed) here in the US? Strange, only the second time this season we have not been on.


    May 13, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    Comment #11


    guess it will be delayed. coz in india its delayed , only man city n man u match is live, so guess only this two matches will be world wide

  • First

    May 13, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Seriously i think we should off load Ba.
    He’s a good player but too much speculation and uncertainty is going to upset the team rythmn and since cisse has been here , Ba hasnt scored or look close to the player he was.. We shld off load him and get Defoe or Gudetti which suits the current playing style


    May 13, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Thanks Jamsha, I have DirecTV (Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and ESPN). Here in the US, it’s the best & only way to see the most games. They even have a FREE Europa/Champion’s League season pass (EVERY game). That will come in handy next season!

    Here’s what my DirecTV guide shows:

    Man City vs QPR ESPN LIVE
    Spuds vs Fulham FSC LIVE
    Stoke vs Bolton FSC Plus LIVE

    West Brom vs Arse FSC Delayed 10AM PST
    mackems vs Manure FSC Delayed 2PM PST

    Spuds vs Fulham FSC Replay(?) 8PM PST

    With any luck maybe the game above might be mislabled or changed to our game on a delay.

  • newcastle.jamaica

    May 13, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Game is on

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 13, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #15

    I’m lucky, Over here in Singapore every BPL game is televised, no delays.

    There’s 10 channels dedicated to the games tonight. One channel per each game.

  • cupiddstunt

    May 13, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #16

    I only wish refs were as consistent as pundits, at least the pundits have been giving us no hope all season so why expect them to change now, whereas the refs are so fickle even within minutes of two incidents in a game one gets a card the other does not even get a whistle.

  • Klatoon

    May 13, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Gutted, ‘ve had the last 20 games live over here but this one wont be ! The last EPL game i had to watch delayed was W.Brom (H) debacle. Hope its not a sign for today 🙁

  • ToonDownSouth

    May 13, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Why can’t you guys tune in online? There’s plenty of streams, usually.

  • pbNcl

    May 13, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #19

    I remember hearing mind, that ba gets about half of the transfer fee. So if its 7m ba gets about 3 or 3.5. I’ve been sure the lad’s off for a while. I do think it’ll be to psg tho, and I can’t fault him for wanting to play for his boyhood club. Wish he’d come out and say something concrete tho, either way

  • craigTnufc

    May 13, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #20

    Can anyone be a massive help and tell me some pubs in Newcastle City centre that will have the game on, gonna be good atmosphere can’t wait.

  • pbNcl

    May 13, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #21

    Normally sam jacks mate but for some reason I don’t think so today, you could try the vault, you get some boobage in there aswell!

  • Gateshead-Mag

    May 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #22

    not sure with it not being on the telly mate, shearers should have it on a would think but itl be packed

  • Tooooon

    May 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Biggest load of bollocks I’ve ever head… Ashley uncomfortable about the renaming? Thats an absolute travesty saying that.. what do they think we are spakkas? He’s loving the fact that the 3rd biggest stadium in the league is named after his sh!tty clothes brand.. uncomfortable my arse; and I guarantee that it’ll stay Sports Direct forever untill Fat Ash leaves.


    May 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #24

    Biggest day of the season time to finish on a high. Not thinking about European football today I just want a win against a good team

    HWTL and let’s see what the fates have in line come 5


  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Should be a good game today.
    Everton are playing for league position bragging rights v the bindippers.

    Hope we turn up fighting for every ball 100% with intensity.
    I’ll be well disappointed if its low-key and we don’t turn-up.

    Toon win 1-2.
    Cisse first and then Ba gets the winner!

  • Lew Davies

    May 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Tooooon – I think you’re right, unless we finish in 4th today. Were that to happen, then I could see a big money sponsorship deal happening. Not for the euro spots tho.
    As for Demba Ba, he has said already that the rumours about him n PSG are unfounded and he is very happy here at NUFC. What more do you want him to do ffs?
    The club is trying to negotiate a new contract with him and his agent, so at least we are showing him that we want him to stay.
    The agent and the contract is the problem as always, the greedy kunt will want to screw yet more money out of the club.
    At the end of the day, I think he will stay.


    May 13, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #27

    Gareth Bale favours a move to Real Madrid
    rather than Barcelona, if Spurs fail to secure
    a place in the Champions League – THE

  • supatoonkid

    May 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Good news lads is Andy Townsend has predicted we’re going to lose today and his predictions for us have been wrong all season so we’ll hopefully get the result and Arsenal and/or Spurs slip up, HWTL!

  • supatoonkid

    May 13, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #29

    I hope Ba gets a goal or two today just to show everyone he’s still here and it’s not just the Cisse Show every week. I think next season Ba & Cisse will be a destructive force up top and will get a good lot of goals for us.


    May 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #30

    OOhahDembaBal. ” I just believe JC is an incredible scout”

    Well ODB, if the Lord Almighty is on our side success will be ours ;P)

  • Mwagusi

    May 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Just remembered the African Cup of Nations is on again next year! With Cisse and Ba gone for that time… And looks like Best is going this summer… We’re going to need a replacement up front again!!


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