Newcastle’s Senegal Striker Asking For Huge Wages – Good


News today that Turkish club Galatasaray have ended their interest in Newcastle’s Senegal striker Demba Ba.

Demba Ba – asking for £70K/week?

And to think we didn’t know they were even interested in Demba.

Of course we have no idea if these reports are true, but apparently Ba is asking for £70K/week wages,  and that’s too much for the Turkish club, and manager Fatih Terim is keen not to disrupt the team spirit at the Turkish club by paying new players exorbitant wages.

Galatasary won the Turkish League title last season with 77 points from their 34 games, and were 9 points ahead of their fierce rivals Fenerbahce, who were in second place.

If we are to believe the reports on Demba Ba’s contract, as espoused in such great detail in January, by both Harry Redknapp and West Ham co-owner David Sullivan,  the release clause for the player is in the region of £7M, and it’s supposed to be active from June 1st until the end of July.

So it’s probably good news that Ba is asking for sky high wages, which is a little strange, since Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had said that Demba Ba  is not particularly motivated by money – as long as gets his Strawberry Syrup he seems happy enough. 😀

If  Newcastle can hold onto our three main strikers – Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and local lad Shola Ameobi – and bring in 21 year-old Luuk de Jong of FC Twente, then Newcastle will have strikers who will strike terror into opposing defenses next season.

That sounds good to us – in fact it sounds very good to us.

Luuk has been a Newcastle target for a couple of years now, and Graham Carr has regularly watched FC Twente games this last season, and Luuk has scored an impressive  59 goals in 119 appearances for the Dutch club,  since he joined from De Graafschap in 2009.

Luuk is currently in the Dutch squad of 23,  and Holland were surprisingly beaten 1-0 yesterday by Denmark,  in the first Group B match of the Euro 2012 Championships.

Maybe they should have given Luuk a run-out in that second half?

Comments welcome.



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181 comments so far

  • super magpie

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Maybe he was asking for £70k p/w because it was a Turkish club. Are they CL next season? How long was the euro ban for Turkish clubs?
    Plus the Turkish league is corrupt and it’s a different country to where he’s been before.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    how exactly is it good?

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #3

    If this is true, my guess it’s like this;
    Ba enjoyes his spell in Newcastle, and is perfectly happy with staying on for longer.
    However, if clubs comes along, he’ll ask big wages, for whatever reason.
    So if clubs, outside PSG, comes knocking, he’ll demand big fees and wages. If none offer him that, he’ll stay on at Newcastle.
    If PSG comes knocking, my guess is he’ll lower fee and wages, not lower than now ofc, but lower than say Galatasary.

    There u have it, if it’s true.

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  • Da7kside

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    I can imagine we will have a few of these story’s over the next couple of months… and they are just story’s zero fact I bet…. all to sell papers

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  • Peter Beardsley

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #5

    So…….. Any news on Erdinç?

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  • super magpie

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Imdian

    Because it means that it will take big wages to lure him away.

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  • lee1892

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Cant imagine psg going for Demba, they are going for my high profile and he wouldnt get a game. Lavezzi, kaka and alves are said to be in talks with psg.

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    PSG have agreed terms for Lavezzi so i doubt they’ll want another striker.

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  • cadete

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t see why we would want dejong, we don’t play 442 so If ba stays he should be a sub for cisse down the middle we need some1 who can and enjoys playing that left wing position like hatem plays on the right. Is it just me that thinks this?

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Think Ba will move on in the summer to be honest.
    Probably to whoever offers the most money.Hope Im wrong like. 🙂

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh my, the Spanish line-up has no striker. 4-6-0 anyone ? 🙂

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Im always suspicios of players who want release clauses in their contracts. 🙁

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  • toonLYF

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #13

    fear not lads, Barnetta is waiting as patiently as ever in his hotel room

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #14

    @robert
    I concur.

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  • Paps

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Not sure ba cisse and de jong will work together. it may be like alladyce with viduka owen and martins

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  • lesh

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Might it be the £70k’s come from Ba’s agent who’s laying down a salary marker, a minimum for us or others to better?

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  • NUFCFAN76

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Any update on our Aug 3rd friendly vs AC Milan in Pittsburgh?

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  • Paps

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Klatoon. shows how crap torres is

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #19

    They play David Silva up front. Xavi and Iniesta in the sort of position he plays for city.

    4-5-1 I’d expect.

    Something tells me Mario will score the second goal. Going to bet on it haha.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Then again his knee could pack in at anytime.So you can sorta see the reason why he would want to make as much £££ as he possibly can.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Nice put llorente in my dream team cos thought he wud start because torres is woeful ffs

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Hainsey my guess is Fabregas since he have been playing upfront in Barcelona. Silva play right wing, iniesta left wing.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    I second Indian on this – how is this good news?

    Shows ba is not happy, he is looking elsewhere and he’s greedy.

    Great. Exactly what we need in our united squad.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #24

    @fatman or he’s happy and it’d take a lot of money to shift him?
    Only ba knows what ba wants

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Hainsey is back. Tick him off the beardo list

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Sazzer, only one to way to know for sure!

    Got my eye on Fetfatzidis for the Greeks. Love his 5* skills on FIFA!

    Jelavic and Mandzukic of Croatia are my outsiders for the Top 3 Goalscorers. 5/1 Jel 25/1 Mand

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #27

    graham cwarr – where’s thou beardo now? hmmm..

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #28

    I got jelavic on each way for top scorer.
    Think first goal will be pirlo from a free kick.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Hainsey maybe you are him then. Never here at the same time lol

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m gonna stick a quick bet on:

    Spain 2 – 1 Italy
    iniesta first half/first scorer and silva second half
    balotelli first half

    £5 bet =£1120. Not bad, lot of stipulations though.

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #31

    We’ll see won’t we cwarr. We’ll see.

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #32

    The club have to automatically allow anybody to speak to ba if they trigger his clause. However, he can put them off by asking for big money. I think this means he will stay. Unless psg come calling I guess. Long live demba ba

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  • FatmanJoe

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Possibly but the whole thing reeks of a player about to make a move. Advertising how much a player is looking for shows he’s willing to listen to offers made by clubs matching it.

    To me this article means we can kiss goodbye to ba and start thinkin of replacements.

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #34

    could it be you get it right cwarr? :O

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #35

    So close Hainsey

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Hi guys,

    I’m not gay or out, but does anyone else think Ramos has got a sweet ass?

    Beattie25 xxxx

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Beattie id like to get a hotdog inside those buns. I am gay though.

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  • hainesy

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Must admit I’ve always been partial to Ramos. As a total heterosexual and knowing that Beattie’s taking the p**s I must ask that you don’t judge me as a human being.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #39

    Anyone think the Italians are more composed than expected?
    Can see them doin well in their next 2 games

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #40

    @Hainsey. He was joking?

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