Newcastle Refuse To Offer Demba Ba A New Contract


There’s a little bit of confusion today about the status of Demba Ba,  because there are reports in the Daily Telegraph that Newcastle are refusing to renegotiate Demba Ba’s contract at Newcastle.

Demba Ba – ina ction for Newcastle last season

Ba’s contract is supposed to contain a £7M release clause in it, and that was leaked by Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp in January – and why he did that we have no idea, but it was hardly very professional or ethical.

The co-owner of West Ham, David Sullivan, also released even more details about Ba’s contract shortly after Harry had spilled the beans, and again why David felt that was the right thing to do we have no idea.

The news today is that Newcastle have decided not to offer Demba Ba a new deal, and we can only think that may be because Ba and his agents have said they wouldn’t sign it.

It seems odd that Alan Pardew was telling everybody a few weeks back that Newcastle were going to offer the Senegal striker a new deal,  and then they announce that’s not going to happen.

Maybe this is the top player that Alan Pardew keeps saying could leave the club in the summer, but we’d like to know what happened behind the scenes that Demba  Ba is not now being offered a new deal.

Ba has said he is happy at Newcastle, but when he didn’t score once his Senegal team mate Papiss Cisse arrived on Tyneside in February, and Alan Pardew played him out on the left wing in a 4-3-3 formation.

Maybe the 26 year-old wants to to be the top striker somehow else?

If the details of his contract are true, then Demba Ba will be able to talk to any club that comes in with a bid of £7M,  and clubs will not have to wait either, and a deal could be struck at any time – and the new contract signed on July 1st.

If David Sullivan is to be believed,  Newcastle will only get half of that fee, and half will go to Demba Ba – although we believe his agent(s) will be highly compensated too – as always – they help to write the contracts after all.

Ba’s proposed £5M move from Hoffenheim to Stoke City in January of 2010 collapsed because of an old knee injury, and he failed the Stoke medical.

But since then he has withstood a full season in the Premier League and scored 16 goals, so we expect some top clubs to come in for him.

If Demba Ba does leave, we expect Newcastle to bring in another top striker, and maybe it’s Luuk de Jong from FC Twente, the 21 year-old Dutch International striker.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • TheChippedFifth

    May 24, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Being in the same room as colo-sus when he finds out his mum and dad are brother and sister is too good for Ashley.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Woooaaaah

    Whats up your pipe!

    You really expect anyone to give you the time of day when you come on here and copy what Jail does, Do one you scruffy little pr*ck.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3

    On Ba

    Ed.

    Have the Club ”come out and said this”

    Where is the proof, I wouldnt worry its silly season and that means rumours left right and center

    At the end of the day I Ba wants to go let him go, who wants players that dont want to be here

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #4

    He means Ashley’s Mother and father are Brother and sister, surely!!!!!!!

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    May 24, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #5

    I would like to see de jong in place of ba since we won’t loose a strikes during acon

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #6

    I dont think so Indian mate, He is just a newby on here acting ‘big time’ behind his keyboard, it does not bother me one jot.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Roshan,

    I agree there personally although Ba had a blinding first half of the season, he looked poor after AFCON,

    I know he was playing wider but, his first touch has been awful.

    I dont think we should be afraid of losing players anymore we have already shown that we can replace them with quality.

    Ba for De Jong is a good move for me

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  • Luzern Geordies

    May 24, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Demba has been tweeting some rather interesting tweets lately, like:

    “OKC or SAS to play the nba final. I love SPURS because of tony parker but OKC is on fire!!!”

    and

    “I love “san antonio SPURS”

    spurs on each occasion written in upper case, is he toying with us and them, is he on his way to London?

    LG

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #9

    hmmmm do you believe everything in papers???? when it happens then you can, until it happens , its just filling in space on paper,

    but on ba’s 7mill and we get half, half is better than nothing, on a player we got for free, scored 16 goals, helped us get where we finished, and if he wants to go , so be it,

    yes , in a normal market he would be worth 2 or 3 times that, but, so would HBA we came for 2, cabaye, was a steel, swings and round abouts

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  • Dan in france

    May 24, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #10

    haha Colo sus you have to say it got a good reaction out of you 😉

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Dan,

    Just putting him in his place pal haha

    Luzern

    We know he loves Basketball,

    If he is doing that then Stuff him is all say what a w84nker

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Demba left Hoffenheim and WHU for a reason, dont be surprised by anything in football.

    Hope i am wrong though

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 24, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #13

    I doubt this story is true but hopefully we can pin down Ba to a new, improved deal sooner rather than later.

    On Amalfitano signing, do you think he’s just a Guthrie replacement or will he be the goal-scoring midfielder we need, baring in mind he only scored 6 in 58 for Reims and 3 in 22 for Evian?

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 24, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Reading between the lines: “Demba BA will stay.”

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Ive just had a tenner on Ba to leave at 5/1, sorry lads but I cant see him staying not a chance

    PSG or Spurs

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  • TS -77

    May 24, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Maybe Ba was ment to be tweeting that he loves Spurs because of Scott Parker? 🙂

    I Hope Ba stays, eventhough he didnt score more then once after ACON, but he did a god job on the left wing. Scored some real screamers in the first half of the season.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #17

    The rumors about me leaving have no basis. Nobody has said they are not counting on being without me next season.”

    “I love the Newcastle fans. Since the day I arrived they have shown me nothing but support, so why would I walk away from that?”

    “I have never said I wanted to leave.

    Ba from earlier this season

    He never said that at Hoffenheim or WH

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 24, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Brother and sister? … there goes my amoeba theory …

    On Ba if he’s happy he’ll stay.
    If he’s not happy playing with Cisse or Ba and his agent want to get as many transfers and wage hikes as possible out of the next five years … he’ll go.

    We have an interesting summer ahead.

    Sorry Colo-Sus 🙂

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  • Scottiedog

    May 24, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #19

    If Ba does leave for another club I will guarantee there is no stupid buyout clause in his next contract!!

    Also, have the club actually made a statement about this buyout clause?? Or is it just media Chinese whispers??

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #20

    For Our Goal Scoring CM, who would you rather have?

    Gylfi Sigurdsson, Yacine Brahimi, Marvin Martin or Adel Taraabt

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  • Moe-NUFC

    May 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #21

    I hope we don’t have to lose Ba
    he’s one of few who play with passion when everyone else in the team is down

    I believe his confidence has dipped a little bit because of that drought .. but never forget we could never have made Europa League without him!

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Newspapers’ success rate in predicting transfers is way lower than Ba’s conversion rate.

    STK

    Don’t think Amalfitano is the goal scoring midfielder, think that one is well under wraps

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  • redondo77

    May 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Only Ba can decide where he wants to play, nothing NUFC can do. The club refuse to offer a new contract probably because of the wage he wants. If he wants to stay then he will stay, if he wants more money then he’ll go.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #24

    Hatem

    haha, nice mate

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #25

    For the record The chipped fifth is not my doing,I will be announcing a name change or not on the stroke of midnight of August the 31st.
    JFA

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  • hdavid23

    May 24, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #26

    he’s just cheering for SAS, but in the first tweet he only wrote SPURS so someone immediately said Harry’s gonna have a hard-on when he sees it, that’s why Demba copied the “i love the SPURS” part and put San Antonio in it, so everyone understood it was about the NBA team

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Scottie Dog,

    There is a Buy out caluse but its complicated, pardew mentione it himself in a BBC telephone in.

    Although he also said Shola AMEOBI is his favorite player.

    So i think he was drunk and stoned at that time.

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  • redondo77

    May 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #28

    Moe

    Ba plays with passion?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #29

    I like Tim Duncan, and eval longoria, not a parker any more

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #30

    I REALLY REALLY HATE TOTTENHAM

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  • WWYCD

    May 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #31

    What makes this believable is all the quotes and named sources

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  • redondo77

    May 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #32

    Indian

    I hope Shola stays for another 8 years.

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  • Moe-NUFC

    May 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #33

    redondo77

    YES, I’m speaking about the times when the team is down .. not when we’re up n kickin

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #34

    Redondo why not 25 years, make him a manager, will tera NUFC from Limb 2 Limb

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  • hdavid23

    May 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #35

    why Indian? coz he cheated? i mean yeah Longoria’s hot, but have you seen the Spurs dancers? lol 😀

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #36

    WWCYD

    hahahaa exactly pal

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  • Matt

    May 24, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #37

    Still cant believe people read and believe all the crap from papers these days they know nothing just make stuff up sinuous spend your 30p or so ,if ba does go then so be it,what about if we lose ba sign kalou on a free ?

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  • James RS

    May 24, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #38

    Its About time Ashley thought more about Newcastle and less about his beloved Spurs I say..Ba tweeting about Spurs..Tottenham always seem to find out the stories on our players first ..Demba Bas contract clause from Redknapp..and remember when poor Keegan came he wanted Modric , woodgate and an other good player(forgotten who now)…all 3 went to Spurs..where do they get all this info from Mr Ashley (A Tottenham supporter), short memories guys..

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #39

    James

    Ashley Supports Chelsea mate…..sorry….just saying

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  • hdavid23

    May 24, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #40

    and Demba’s not tweeting about Tottenham either…

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