You could almost have guessed that with only 7 days to go until Demba Ba’s release clause of £7M becomes inactive, there would be news that some club would come in and trigger the release clause.
Demba Ba – Rubin Kazan have triggered release clause?
So we are very dubious about whether this news is indeed true – the news is being reported by Radio Sport, that Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan have triggered the release clause of Ba’s contract.
But the timing of this also seems odd, and if a club was really interested in the player, why would they leave it this late, and maybe let some other club come in and beat them to it?
But if the release clause has been activated, , the next step would be to discuss personal terms directly with the player.
But it’s another matter whether Demba Ba would want to leave Newcastle, because the Tyneside club are progressing very nicely, and are in the Europa league this season.
And would Ba really want to join a club in Russia, and yes, Newcastle’s weather may not be very good, but it’s warmer than Russia in winter, that’s for sure.
And we really doubt that Demba Ba would want to sign a new deal that takes him to Russia, and we just have to believe that Newcastle have already discussed a potential new contract with the Senegal striker, should he still be at Newcastle – when August rolls around.
There is accompanying news that one of Ba’s would be agents (that means he isn’t one) is trying to do a deal for Demba with the Russian club, without Demba Ba being aware of it, and that wouldn’t be the first time this has happened this summer.
The supposed agent is said to be Saif Rubie from Future Gen Sports.
It’s hard for us to believe this story has much truth to it, and as we said earlier, you could have almost bet there would be a number of these before a week tomorrow, when the release clause becomes inactive..
We’ve just got to hope that any more of these are as false as this one seems to be.
What do you think?
Written from Starbucks in the Four Seasons Mall – Greensboro, NC – with the help of one green tea (spearmint flavor)..