We all know that every single player has his price these days at Newcastle.
Demba Ba - can reject any offers made to him
And if any club comes along and meets that asking price, then Newcastle will sell their players, and there’s not much the player himself can do about it.
That’s because the Newcastle Board have decided the money they get for the player is worth more to Newcastle, than the player staying at the club.
That’s nearly always going to be true, unless Newcastle don’t get their asking price for the player, and that’s the case with Demba Ba, if it’s through his release clause being activated.
If any club comes along and bids the release price, said to be around £7M, then there’s absolutely nothing Newcastle can do about that.
The release clause is said to be active only in June and July this summer, and if nothing happens by the time August 1st rolls around, Newcastle fans can let out a sigh of relief, because he will be staying – or at least he will go for his market price after that.
However, there is something the player himself can do about it, if Spurs or some other club comes in for him before August 1st, and that’s to turn down the new deal made by the bidding club.
Of course his agents will be pressing Demba Ba to do the deal, because they only get paid when their client signs a new deal, but Newcastle could offer the Senegal striker a new deal – if he stays.
There’s been different accounts in the press over the last couple of months, about whether Newcastle would be willing to renegotiate the 26 year-old’s contract, which now has only two years left to run.
But that’s one way his agents could be made happy, as they will get paid for negotiating the new deal with Newcastle.
But it’s really down to Demba Ba, whether he accepts a new offer from another club or not, and he has continually said he is happy on Tyneside, and loves the fans.
It’s simply a different case with the 26 year-old this summer, than with any other Newcastle player.
What do you think?