The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has let the fans know that he’s doing everything he can to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle.
Demba Ba – in action last season
We have to think that Alan has already had a quiet talk with the 27 year-old Senegal International, to see whether he’s thinking about leaving the club this summer, and quite honestly Demba Ba should let Newcastle know what his intentions are, and as soon as possible.
That’s because if he wants to leave then he should move on, but it will mean that Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board will need to bring not one, which is the current plan, but two extra strikers in this summer.
We were hoping to hear something more official on the status of Demba Ba, after pre-season started up last Thursday, but nothing yet.
But at least the Newcastle manager seems to be doing his level best to keep the Senegal striker at Newcastle, and you cannot ask much more than that.
This is what Alan said today:
“I want Demba to stay.” “He’s a Newcastle player and all I’m focusing on is making sure he’s a Newcastle player next season.”
Demba Ba was great last season, smashing in 16 goals in by February, and even though the goals dried up after that, he still played well, and helped to ensure that his Senegal strike partner Papiss Cisse scored the goals – 13 goals in just 14 appearances to be exact.
And there’s now only 23 days to go before that release clause of £7M in his contract expires, and then we can all breath just a little bit easier – assuming he’s still at Newcastle on August 1st.
We hope Demba Ba stays at on Tyneside next season, and we’d love to hear him say that’s what he wants to do.
What do you think about this?