Demba Ba – Release Clause Now Active For Two Months


There is some new news on Demba Ba’s contract today.

Demba Ba – can leave for £7M in next two months

In what they call an exclusive, the Daily Mirror is reporting that  Demba Ba’s £7M release clause can be activated from today, for just two months until July 31st.

That’s somewhat consistent with what we heard in late January, that it didn’t become active until the summer, and we suppose it’s only active for two months.

The news is that London clubs Spurs and Chelsea are ready to go after the player, and even that’s consistent with the news yesterday,  that Tottenham, who have released Louis Saha after a short five months at the club, are interested in getting Ba.

If Ba is still a Newcastle player on August 1st the release clause ends, and he will be able to leave after that only for his market value, which of course will be much higher than £7M.

Didier Drogba will leave Chelsea this summer, when his contract runs out, so Chelsea will need a new top striker to partner Fernando Torres next season, and at £7M, Demba Ba would seem a bargain.

But he would still have to pass a medical at his new club, and that by no means will be certain, since he failed his medical at Stoke City a year last January, before Newcastle took a chance on him in June, when they signed him as a free agent.

But there is also news, which is believable, that it is Demba Ba’s agents who are refusing to negotiate a new deal with Newcastle, and if the release clause is activated then Demba Ba gets around £2.5M, and we’re sure his agents will get a fair piece of the pie.

Newcastle reportedly paid them £2M last summer to seal the deal for Demba Ba, so Newcastle will get precious little of the £7M fee – maybe a couple of million.

If Demba Ba leaves Newcastle then so be it, because it means he doesn’t want to stay on Tyneside.

And as we have learned clearly over the last three years, Newcastle’s team spirit and form is so much better when players are on Tyneside, because that’s where they want to be.

And we hope this thing doesn’t drag on too long, although it probably will.

Comments welcome.



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44 comments so far

  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Qudos if his knee breaks when he chooses to sign for another club

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  • Gash

    May 31, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost
    Morning graham cwarr
    Just so you didnt feel all alone.
    Just checked some other teams blogs and Chelski bloggers rate them picking up Ba to play understudy to Torres !!! while sending Lukaku out on loan !!! Ba score dmore premier league goals than Torres and Drogba together last season…and they want Ba as BACK UP.!!!!
    If Ba leaves due to the contract get out so be it.
    We need a Left winger who can cross
    If we could get Adam Johnson in on wages that wont p-ss off the rest of the team and we play 4 3 3 with hatem Cisse and Johnson preferred front 3 and have someone like De jong as replacement for Cisse during ACON and God forbid injury, I reckon we could really have a go at a cup competition and consolidate a top 6 place this season.
    Any comments?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #3

    All the best to Demba, if he leaves

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    As you all know Im not one to endorse ‘Paper talk’ etc,

    But the more I hear about this the more I think,

    You know what Demba, you can leave if you bloody well want too. By the sound of it, ”his people” as he calls them are after payday after payday after payday. He has never shown loyalty to any club he has been at.

    So he had a blinding start to his career here, but where has he been since Jan? I think Cisse is a far better all round player, better first touch and link up play.

    Demba knows that us fans want him to stay but at the end of the day money talks, however sad that is.

    Nobody is bigger than the club and if I were you id get rid of your blood sucking ”advisors” and start building yourself a creditable image.

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  • redondo77

    May 31, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Btw, how come Droopy (redknapp) knew about this clause in Ba’s contract? Isn’t supposed to be classified between employer and employee?

    Ba’s agent told Droopy?

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  • Szarka

    May 31, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Chelsea want Hulk or Falcao, they go for big names. Spurs will try to get him I think, and it depends only on Ba.

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    @gash (dirty bugger name) you may be right there but id prefer us o make more signings for depth and to reduce fatigue among our small squad.
    I am not sure de jong would come just to be second fiddle to cisse.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 31, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #8

    id actually prefer him to go the the mackems than Spurs.

    I cant stand the welly faced prick

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    @redondo the same way we found out about cabayes and Neil taylors. Agents trying to get their fees.

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  • redondo77

    May 31, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Spurs not buying Adebayor or Saha, so they will try to get Ba.
    I never like this guy anyway.

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  • Raj

    May 31, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Ba is gone!! Hope it doesn’t drag till that July deadline though. Hopes: De Jong gets on board/Best stays for first half of the season (just saw him on nufc.co.uk with Pards posing with the Arthur Wharton statue)

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  • graham cwarr

    May 31, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #12

    @szarka i think spurs want ba more but chelsea will pay him more. They need a big goalscoring striker.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 31, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Stoke in for Ba

    lol

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  • redondo77

    May 31, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Ba didn’t make any statement that he wants to commit his future to NUFC or sued the journalist like Papis did.

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  • seebeebelgium

    May 31, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #15

    If he does have to leave, maybe Newcastle could broker a deal with Chelsea that would see Lukaku coming to Newcastle. I’m a big believer in the potential talent from Lukaku and he is just wasting his talent with the Chelsea reserves. While Alan Pardew and the rest of the Newcastle staff seem to be great at unlocking player potential, I would love to see them do that to Lukaku and make him a top Premier League striker, would be great for both Newcastle and Belgium.

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  • redondo77

    May 31, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Spurs will be sux next season, RVD will leave for Schalke, Modric will leave for MU, since Chelsea already bought Marin & Hazard.

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Seebee; as much as I’d like to see Lukaku in a black and white shirt, I really doubt Chelsea would let him go given that they paid very close to 20m for him.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #18

    looking at chelsea,

    Mata, marin, hulk, hazard, de bruyne, torres

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #19

    And John Terry will be bangin’ all of their wives Indian Magpie!

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  • donegalmag

    May 31, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #20

    we signed him for nothing, his goals got us a 5th place finish with all the money that comes with it and europian football,

    Even if he does go and we only get 2mil I would say that we have still made a healthy profit by signing him..

    what you think?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #21

    John Terry is a legend, and why is there not a 3 match ban for terry in UCL

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #22

    As much as I love Demba and want to keep him, the boy has a decision to make. Either he allows his ‘advisors’ to dictate his career, cash in as much and as often as they possibly can and maintain this disloyal player image, or Demba himself can decide that he will stay loyal to the club that took a massive risk in signing him in the first place when nobody else was interested. Even if a bid to match this phantom release clause DOES come in….Ba does NOT have to accept the move. Never thought he would be one about purely money so I’m hoping he see’s what we at Newcastle are doing and stay the course!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 31, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #23

    We may have 60+ games next season. I hope we can keep BA as genuine goal scorers are extremely rare. However, I would alternate him with Cisse rather than play him with Cisse and keep one fresh goalscorer always ready to come off the bench.

    In a 433, though benny and marveux are tailor made to play either side of Cisse or Ba in a fast moving attack.

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  • davybtoon

    May 31, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Seriously spurs is not a good move n let’s tell him that on twitter without abusing him

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  • Beattie25

    May 31, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #25

    I hope in some ways he leaves as nothing unifies a team more than one of the better players leaving due to greed.

    If he goes we get a younger model with better potential to form a partnership with Cisse instead of having to rotate the 2.

    If he stays the we have 2 of the best CF’s in the leauge.

    Win/win for me

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #26

    I’ll be sad if Demba goes and hope he stays but if he does I hope it’s to PSG as i hate Tottenham Scumbags more than anybody. He won’t go to Chelski they’re all about £50094248M type signings. Not the best thing to wake to on my birthday.

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Davi, sounds like a plan. I’ve got Debuchy following me and I’m persuading him to join through direct messaging ; damn the 140 character limit!

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #28

    I doubt Ba will even start next season with Marveaux; still his competition with Cissé will be good

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  • Shot Bru

    May 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Agreed Beattie

    The only issue would be if Ba decides he is going to Spurs /Chelsea and fails his medical….

    Wonder what his attitude would be like upon his return and how he would be treated by fans and teammates…

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #30

    Happy birthday Supa!

    Yeah I do agree that we should show the love on Twitter without becoming stalkers a la Gervinho’s Facebook page! Lol I just asked him the question of whether he would be scoring goals for us next season but not overly hopeful on a reply. I would very much like us to activate Olivier Girouds release clause and get him to the toon. That would be one heck of a signing.

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  • Scottiedog

    May 31, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #31

    If Ba does end up joining Spuds, can we have Harry for Tapping up??

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  • Graeme

    May 31, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #32

    IF he goes, he goes.

    He will be replaced, hopefully with a player not involved with the ACN and both life in general and NUFC in particular will continue serenely on their way towards another top 6 finish lol.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 31, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #33

    Demba maybe want tostay, but he is too weak to say NO for “His people”. They will say: “your carier is not going to be very long DEMBA, you have to move, trust us it’s best for you and your familly, we will get cash straight up front and you will still play in EPL, that’s football, newcastle fans will understand your choice, you did your best at NU, they should be thankfull.” And He WILL believe, he trusts them deeply. But i don’t care i think Luuk de Jong and Adam J. would fit in our system along with Marveaux perfectly.

    ———————–Krul—————————

    Debuchy——-S.Taylor—-Colo——–Santon

    ———————-Tiote—————————-

    ————–Cabaye——-Vukcic—————-

    Ben Arfa————Cisse————-Marveaux

    Looks good to me.

    Add
    Adam Johnson, Luuk de Jong, Guttierez, New Q CB, CDM or CM, Fergie, Gosling, Obertan, Abeid, Williamson, Raylor, Perch, Best and Shola and it’s quite OK.

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  • Beattie25

    May 31, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #34

    Happy birthday Supatoonkid and I’m sure we’ll have better news soon!!!

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  • TakingThePapiss

    May 31, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #35

    Trike, I’d be tempted to play Marveaux alongside Cabaye and have Adam Johnson/Luuk going down the left wing

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  • Grafton83

    May 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #36

    Bye bye Demba thanks for the goals, good luck with your knee.

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  • Owldman

    May 31, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #37

    Havn,t Cheski just signed Eden Hazard who appears to score goals for fun

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  • seebeebelgium

    May 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #38

    TakingThePapiss: True Chelsea payed a lot for Lukaku, but from what I heard the manager (Villas Boa) didn’t really want him there and Di Matteo doesn’t seem to care either. So we can only hope and keep dreaming.

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  • Nick 69

    May 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #39

    gettin sick of Demba now to be honest, pretty pobvious he’s going I think, he’s done it time after time at his clubs wanting clauses in so he can get out and him nd his agents get a big pay day after pay day.

    Hope he ends up at Chelsea not Spurs tho as he’ll end up sitting warming the bench behind Mata, Hazard, Hulk, Marin, Torres.

    Wouldnt mind trying to get a cheeky swap involving Lukaku or Sturridge, unlikely but worth a shot

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  • onepeterb

    May 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Seems a bit iffy to me. Players except those out of contract can only be signed in August so how is this possible

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