We knew last week that Newcastle United were continuing to negotiate with Demba Ba’s representatives, in the hope that they could get a new deal agreed to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle, on a new long term contract.
Demba Ba – decent chance Newcastle can get him on new deal?
The current contract of course is causing no end of trouble for the Tyneside club, once that release clause was revealed by none other than Harry Redknapp, the former Spurs manager, back in January.
And since it became active in June and July, Ba has been linked with numerous clubs, and he is now linked with Liverpool, who may move for the Senegal striker when the release clause again becomes active in the January transfer window.
The good news is that Newcastle are still negotiating with Demba Ba’s people, so the hope is that a new deal can be agreed before January 1st rolls around, and Newcastle may even be hopeful of striking a deal in the next month.
If Ba does sign a new deal at Newcastle, it would mean Ba could still leave in January, but that would be extremely unlikely.
Anybody coming in for Ba in January would then have to pay his market price, which is an awful lot higher than the £7M release clause, and it’s understood that Ba and his representatives get about £5M of that amount, which would leave very little left for the Newcastle coffers.
Hey, maybe Liverpool will come in with another one of those £35M offers for the Senegal Striker?
Here’s Demba Ba’s twitter account if you’d like to let him know that you want him to sign a new deal at the club, and of course there would be no release clause in that new contract – no way.
It would be great news if Newcastle announce before the new year, that the club have agreed a deal to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle, simply because he’s a great striker and he’s not too bad a guy either.
It would be fantastic news, and we wouldn’t put it past Newcastle to be able to achieve that goal.
What do you think?
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