Demba Ba has already been closely linked with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur this year.
Demba Ba - in action for Senegal
And now he is being linked with a move to Arsenal - but that could be made up news – what a shock that would be.
And that’s simply because Robin van Persie may leave Arsenal in the summer, and reporters are therefore thinking that Arsene Wenger could go after the Newcastle striker, who may be available on the cheap.
Demba Ba still has two years left on his three year deal at Newcastle, and of course there’s that release clause said to be in his contract, and the amount is widely reported to be around £7M.
It would be tragic if Demba Ba left Newcastle this summer, and it would be made even worse if he left for peanuts, because when Newcastle signed him on a free transfer last summer, the news on him was that he had a dodgy knee, and of course had failed his medical at Stoke City.
But that had held up well to a full season on Tyneside, and he scored 16 goals in the Premier League, but the news is that Ba may be less happy at Newcastle, than he used to be.
Since his Senegal team-mate Papiss Cisse – Cisse hasn’t just scored all the goals -0 13 goals in 14 appearances in the famous number 9 shirt – but he has also got all the publicity.
We don’t know if that matters to Demba, but it seems Alan Pardew is saying a top player could leave Newcastle in the summer, and he seems to be preparing the fans for such an event.
It could well be that Demba Ba moves on, but we’d love it if he signs a new deal on Tyneside.
At least then if he does move, Newcastle will get the market price for him.
What do you think?