Pardew To Meet Demba Ba This Week To Learn His Intentions

News in the Daily Mail and Metro this morning, that Alan Pardew will meet Demba Ba this week in Newcastle,. to find out what his intentions are in the summer.

Demba Ba – Newcastle seek an answer this week on his intentions

The Senegal International has been linked with moves to both Tottenham and Galatasaray, and Newcastle are keen to find out what the 27 year-old’s intentions are,  so they can plan their summer transfer activity and targets.

Newcastle believe that agents acting on behalf of Ba have been touting his name around Europe over the last month, in an attempt to get a deal completed, that would use the £7M release clause he has in his contract.

But the agents work for Demba Ba, and it’s not the other way around, so Newcastle want to find out before pre-season, whether he is seeking a move away from Tyneside, and pre-season at Newcastle starts two weeks today.

Ba had an excellent first campaign in the Premier League at Newcastle, and scored 16 goals which helped the Magpies to finish in 5th position in the league.

It is thought that his agents have also held some discussions with Fenerbahce, and there are now calls coming from former Newcastle players,  that he needs to decide if he wants to stay at Newcastle, or go after better wages elsewhere.

If it’s the latter he will be moved out,  because Newcastle no longer pamper their players with ridiculous wages as they did in the past, and if he wants better money elsewhere, he will be helped to move out.

Newcastle are still keen to keep the player on Tyneside, even though they recently bid £8m for Dutch striker Luuk de Jong, which was rejected by his club FC Twente.

It is thought that de Jong will be brought in independent of Demba Ba’s situation, but if the Senegal striker is moved out then another striker will be brought in,  with both Nile Ranger and Leon Best both expected to make a move out of  Newcastle this summer.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #1

    I hope this can finally be resolved once and for all; for both parties sake. As long as Ba doesn’t join Spurs, Liverfool or of course the Mackums; i’ll not bare any grudges if he moves abroad or joins an English team in the Champo’s League. I think he’ll stay though to be all honest.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #2

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    I very much doubt we’re interested in Moses anymore especially when they’re are better wing-forwards available, notably Hoilett and Elia + we’ll never be able to match Chelsea’s financial power for bidding or wages.

  • G

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #3

    I know Demba has hit critics, but seriously, we would sorely miss him if he left. How much would a replacement cost? If this is his agents angling for the move, then they deserve something that Jail for Ashley would write happening to them.

  • bills-son

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    As I keep saying, Ba is an uninsurable £20M+ gamble for any club signing him. His agents can tout him around clubs all they like but when the club owner realises he’s gambling £20M+ on a striker who didn’t score in the last 12 matches of last season a two fingered salute will almost certainly follow.

    Unless PSG, City or Chelsea fancy Ba he’s going nowhere. My bet is he’ll be here next season and for a few after that if his knee holds.

  • chris_g

    Jun 21, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed, I think you’ve mis-read the Daily Mail article. They didn’t say that Pardew wants to meet Demba to find out what his intentions are. They are saying that Pards wants to meet him to reassure him that he (Demba) is still “a key part of the Newcastle project” even though they are looking at other strikers.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 21, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Ba needs to sort his agents out; he is under contract and therefor his agents are under “contract” so to speak.

    Ba cannot talk to any clubs without our concent and that should go for his agents as well.

    As I have said before, the actions of Ba’s agents reflects Ba himself.

    Sort it out Ba!

  • Levi

    Jun 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    great plan i think everyone wants to know if he is staying or not. he would be missed but i’m not going to lose any sleep over it lol. i seen a couple of days ago that west ham are the latest club to try and take advantage of the release clause lmao. i thought it was clubs in europe that could trigger the release clause?


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