The rumors are back about Demba Ba and this time he’s linked with Liverpool, and we wonder how many times there will be articles about some team coming in during the January transfer window after Ba, when apparently that release clause of his is active again – the summer was bad enough.
Demba Ba – in action against Norwich City
Newcastle have tried to get Demba Ba onto a new and improved contract over his current deal which is said to get him £50K/week, but Newcastle have been surprised at the wage demands of the Senegal striker.
And don’t be surprised if the people who represent Ba ask for daft money up front for themselves, and a ridiculously high wage for Ba, so that it will be difficult for any incoming club to forge a deal for the player.
That’s what we are hoping in any case, but to have this situation arise again after his release clause was active in June and July last summer is simply ridiculous.
It’s like a circus and how and why Newcastle allowed themselves to get into a contract with the Senegal International that allows him to leave for a ridiculously low fee, we have no idea.
Newcastle will now need to have a striker lined up they can bring in during the January transfer window, just in case some club comes in meets the release clause amount, and can agree a deal with Ba and his representatives.
Liverpool are short of a striker, after they let Andy Carroll go on the last day of the transfer window in August, and were not able to bring in a suitable replacement – much the same situation that happened when Newcastle sold Carroll to Liverpool for £35M a year last January.
But Newcastle will need to brush up on their negotiating skills when we go after signing another top free agent.
Demba Ba’s contract has been nothing short of a nightmare for Newcastle.
What do you think?