Demba Ba has been interviewed in Germany by the Evening Chronicle, and he even seems annoyed about all the stories that have been written about him this season, about wanting to leave Newcastle.
Demba Ba - it’s all crap in the papers
And this interview will be very positive for Newcastle fans, because it looks like he’s got no intentions at all of wanting to leave Tyneside.
Ba claims that the clubs he’s been linked with over the summer – Liverpool, Tottenham and Galatasaray - have not spoken to him or his representatives - and that’s contrary to all the reports in the papers.
But of course with that release clause in his contract – it was almost a certainty that there would be reports about him wanting to leave the club – but all of those reports seem to have been made up – which is good news for Newcastle.
This is what Demba Ba said last night to the Evening Chronicle:
“What can I say?” “The Newcastle fans see me on the pitch in a Newcastle shirt – that’s my message to them.” “In the papers there’s been a lot of crap!”
“Like I said I said on Twitter, it’s just rumours. People talk, but what I can say is that none of the teams that have been talked about have approached me. I’m still a Newcastle United player.”
“Life is brilliant – I always have a smile on my face. That’s how I am.” “Football is my job, but it’s also a lot of fun for me. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t do it.” “I enjoy putting on a black and white shirt.”
“I don’t set targets, I just always try to do better than the season before. For the collective, it would be good if we could achieve something great.” “Most important is being in the Europa League, and doing something great in that competition.”
“If we add a couple of players to the squad, then I think we’ll be OK.” “This season, if we can be around the places we were last season, it will be great.”
Those are good words from Demba Ba, and we’ll be very happy when August 1st rolls around, and that release clause in his contract becomes inactive – always assuming that’s true about the release clause.
And we wouldn’t be too surprised if before that time, Newcastle announce they have given Demba Ba a new extended deal – and that’s what we’d like to see in the next couple of weeks – along with Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas both being signed.
We’d love to see Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse terrorize Premier League defenses over the next few years, and the very thought of that is simply exhilarating.