Ba Tells Newcastle Fans – It’s All Rumors – Forget About It!

We don’t know whether Demba  Ba will be a Newcastle player come September or not.

Demba Ba – it’s all rumors about me

But we do know he is available for around £7M, if a club comes in before next month,  and activates the release clause in his contract, and  already this summer there has been lots of news on the player being wanted by a number of  top clubs.

The latest news early on Tuesday was Liverpool are interested, but that would be a change for the Merseyside club, who under Kenny Dalglish massively overpaid for the players they brought in, with very few being immediate successes last season.

And late on Tuesday,  Tottenham’s new manager Andre Villas-Boas has been linked with him, in addition to the two Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Fenerbehce.

But he has reminded Newcastle fans that all the stories linking him with a move away from Newcastle, are simply rumors, as he wrote on his personal Twitter account about four hours ago::

“Holla back everybody. So much stuff about me lately. Rumours are rumours! Just forget about it. By the way I had the best holiday ever!!”

Alan Pardew will be talking to the player once he returns to pre-season training on Thursday, and most Newcastle fans would like him to come out and say he wants to stay at Newcastle for next season.

But whether that’s what will happen we don’t know – but that’s what we are hoping for.

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52 comments so far

  • blaydonracist

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #1


  • Dondatta13

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Nice of him to come out and say it! Well done Demba 😉

  • obatoyou

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Is it just me, or does anyone have concerns for next season that it may not be as fruitful as last? Maybe we should be going after international starters, not benchers like De Jong, we won’t be able to compete with Chelsea in the long run that way, who have euro winners up front, or Arsenal with Van Persie up front..
    I’m happy we are a good team and might finish top ten, and it’s sad the only way to get in to the top 3 is to spend 200 million, but I guess I’ll have to accept it :(, I’ll be happy with 10th next season, just hope we don’t finish lower, like 15th..

  • Geordie-Jake

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Sign Castaignos please

  • Baro

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #5

    best news of the SUMMER!!!!!!!

  • nufc in europe

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #6

    I would’nt say I have concerns for this season, but I don’t think temas like chelsea and liverpool will be as bad as they were last season. I think as a team we will improve but i’m not too sure on our league position.
    Regarding this article it’s the best news we’ve heard in a while, roll on more signings!

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Baro… What summer lol it’s done nothing but rain for months ha

  • Kyo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Everything has been grim. We can’t sign our target players and we can’t even sell Ba!


  • Baro

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #9


    LOL! that is from your point of view, but im over here in the states! Currently surrounded by 108′ degrees Fahrenheit

  • nufc in europe

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #10

    can anyone tell me whats happened with our bid for anita? i haven’t heard his name mentioned for a while

  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Obatoyou – have you seen de jong?
    He certainly isn’t a ‘bencher’
    Cabaye and tiote and cost about 6 mil for both. Proof that you do not have to overspend on famous international starters.

  • shearerclass09

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #12

    kyo must be a mackam .. for one why would you want ba to leave? two we won’t earn any money of his sale you mug.. good on you ba love to see you in the black and white next season. and no one else has signed our targets so keep hope. howay the Lads

  • Kyo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Ba can’t play with Cisse. Would rather have Hoilett on the wing.

  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #14


    So you want to sell him for nothing?
    Think about how good a sub ba would make if cisse got tired/injured.

  • gndtoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Hey lads haven’t posted on here in a LONG time … but was wondering what you lot think the price for Jordan Rhodes would be …. same age as de jong and we are willing to pay 10 mill for him ? sure Rhodes would be less and to me almost as good

  • shearerclass09

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #16

    so you want only one mane striker and we are in Europe ba will be perfect to swap in and out with cisse you need more than eleven players there’s going to be a lot of games next season buck up lad

  • Kyo

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Actually you lads bring up a fair point. If Cisse gets injured we’re screwed. Would love to see a 4-5-1 formation though, Spain style.

    Don’t think Ba would want to sit on the bench ever.

  • miggy

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #18

    wot is it w u bloggers u so negative man am first time on here n am ne journalist but howay man ba will be here next season stop been all doom n gloom ffs we are a force t be reckone with these days cmon n get behind the toon n stop gvn ba a hard time a hope he dont read all this crap he only think w not bothered bout im wen deep own we are so cmon get a grip less the negativity plz

  • No Plain Saylor

    Jul 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Obtatoyou, were chasin ‘benchers like de jong’ get a grip

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 4, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Baro @8..

    Typical ha! Some months back the government declared a hose pipe ban down south and I swear ever since its rained nearly every day lol

  • obatoyou

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Im sorry did i miss the part where de jong started every game for holland in the euro? And even came on as a sub? Ahead of van persie huntelaar affelay?

  • @Dondatta13

    Lol wat?

    I live in NY now but was from Birmingham going back next week, are you telling me I may need to pack a boat for my holiday in sunny brum ? ;D

  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 4, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #23

    So impressed with Ba as a person. Always seems very modest and honest; plus, the way he has acted after not scoring and playing out on the left has been exemplary.

    Seems to genuinely like Newcastle (both the place and club) too.

  • Kc-Toon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    Comment #24

    You dont know much about football, do you? De jong is 21, He was never going to start for the netherlands when they have experienced players who would walk into most teams starting lineup. Once De jong hits the age of 28, Like van persie is now, He will be a first team regular without doubt. Your after international players? Not learnt from the micky owen or Patrick Kluivert days?


    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #25

    A Geordie and a Mackem are walking down the street when the Geordie says, “Look, a dead bird!” So the Mackem looks up!

  • magpiebop

    Jul 4, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #26

    Take no notice of makems like Kyo and Obatoyou. Things are great and only getting better. Ba is going nowhere and we don’t need to sell before we buy. It is important we only pay what a player is worth because they won’t bugger off when we don’t want them once on the gravy train. A bigger squad wii more quality is essential to challenge because in this day it’s about more than the eleven players on the pitch.

  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 4, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #27

    hi lads,
    anybody here

  • Kc-Toon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #28

    Its nice to see jeff henderson getting snapped up by a team with a chance of playing in the champions league/ europa. Might even see him again at St james next season haha

  • Graeme

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Will be good to start this coming season with the main players from last season still in place.

    Now just need to add some quality to improve the squad strength and add some extra depth. This has the makings of a loooong season!!!!

  • TorqToon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #30

    So will TODAY be the day we hear some official news on prospective transfers?!?!?
    De Jong, Douglas, debuchy, hoillet, Anita…somebody tell us some good news!!!

  • geordie157

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #31

    Who has Jeff Henderson signed for?

  • geordie157

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #32

    Ah Sligo rovers, was hoping Gateshead would snap him up, can see Donaldson going there if no one comes on for him

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Kestbia 9
    Better prem right backs than Simpson:

    Boyce no
    Stearman no
    Bradley Orr no
    Hutton no
    Kyle Walker yes
    Bosingwa no
    Fereira no
    Glenn Johnson crap defensivly but better going forward
    Martin Kelly no
    Bardsley fcuk no you tool
    Richards yes
    Zabaleta yes
    Sagna yes

    So there you have it kets lad the list isn’t endless do you actually watch football or just look up a players OVR on fifa 12?

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #34

    hey guys, what do you know about figueroa, he was very solid at wigan, would it be a realsitic target.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #35


  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #36

    Coach Steve McClaren can not yet rely on three players still holiday. Luuk de Jong , Andrew Bjelland and Emir Bajrami were indeed in action at the European Championships last month in Poland and Ukraine .
    Purchase Felipe Gutierrez is not yet eligible to play. Also, Denny Landzaat , who last week his contract extended by one year, can not play. The experienced midfielder is struggling with a thigh injury. Nicolay Mihaylov , Douglas and Roberto Rosales can not be used because they only just gone in training.
    UEFA has also extended the rules changed so that players in the first three rounds and the play-off of both the Europa League and the Champions League play, from the group stage of that tournament yet for another club may come.

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jul 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #38
  • Valci

    Jul 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Good on Ba. I hope he stays with us and that we also buy 1 additional quality striker for cover in case of injuries, lack of form or ACON.

    For today i’m hoping for news on Debuchy and/or Anita. I think we urgently need signings on these 2 positions. With Anita next to Tiote in defensive midfield Cabs can play more advanced and we can better take advantage of his passing ability. So here’s hoping…

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jul 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #40

    Would anyone be disappointed if we only got these players?

    (Just picking names we have been linked with)

    – Douglas
    – Debuchy
    – John Guidetti or Costaignos or Toivonen
    – Curtis Good

    and of course
    already signed Amalfitano.

    I left Anita out because there was a skysports article claiming that they were asking for 10-12mill for Anita. Which personally I don’t think is good value for money.


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