Ba Wants £90K/Week – Will Likely Leave Magpies In January

News today that Demba Ba has been demanding £90K a week at Newcastle on a new contract, and that’s more than double what he is currently getting at Newcastle – £40K/week. Demba Ba joined Newcastle in the summer of last year, after his contract at West Ham allowed him to move on a free transfer, if the London club was relegated – which they were last year.

Demba Ba – likely to leave Newcastle in January

Ba is currently Newcastle’s top scorer with 8 goals, and all eight of those are in the Premier League, and the news today is that Newcastle are only prepared to raise his wages to £50K/week.

Of course we had the circus in the summer, when his contract activated a £7M release clause, and he could have left Newcastle at any time, if a club had come in and bid that amount, and now the same thing can happen in January.

And it seems Ba’s advisers are the ones who are pushing for such a big wage, and it was the same advisers who leaked stories in the summer of various clubs being interested in him, and the same thing is likely to happen in January, and if that’s not a circus – it’s close to it.

Ba’s men are already talking to other clubs, and they are pointing to the release clause, and if a transfer does happen in January they will receive big money – so it’s not hard to put two and two together, and say that Ba’s advisers want him to be sold so they themselves get a big pay day.

The rumors last year were that Newcastle had to pay his advisers £2M to secure his transfer, and Ba is third top scorer in the PL scoring charts behind only Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez – so he’s not bad value at only £7M.

This continuing problem with Ba comes at a bad time for Newcastle, and we have lost our last four league games, and we will also likely lose Nigerian International striker Shola Ameobi in January to the African Cup of Nations – so we are already set to be short of one striker in January, never mind two.

Liverpool are keen on the striker, and yes – you guessed it – the man who leaked the news of Demba Ba’s release clause back in January – Harry Redknapp – now at QPR, is also a new manager interested in taking Ba in January.

We have to think that QPR will be in for Ba in January – and then it’s up to Ba whether he goes there – but the likelihood is they will get close to matching his wage demands.

That’s simply because QPR are desperate to stay in the Premier League, and have more money than sense – having already brought in around 11 players this year under the now sacked Mark Hughes.

If   Ba leaves Newcastle for more money in January it will be a crushing blow to the Tyneside club – but if he’s willing to do that – then he’s probably better somewhere else.

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46 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #1


    let him go, but i am not sure if we can buy a replacement within Ashley means

  • Alan Pardew

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Let him go, if he REALLY wanted to be here then he wouldn’t be demanding and increase let alone one that is so far above his current wage.
    on a side note their is talk that BA & Cisse have had arguments and is part of the reason Cisse is not firing if that is a case get rid of Ba now and get someone else like Loic Remy

  • check the toastie

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Greediest player ever, has started to become a pain and too selfish, Think Cisse will come good if played with somebody else. Would keep Cisse over Ba any day of the week.

    Shame we couldnt get more money for him than 7 million, my only regret.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #4

    For Ppl talking about Ashley selling NUFC.

    The last time he tried the price was not the problem, the problem was the Debt that potential buyers also had to buy, on top of the selling price.

    Ashley is filling up his pockets, but the DEBT is not at all decreasing, you say its interest free loan but the money Ashley is making Transfer window after transfer window is the interest.

    When he decides to sell, he would want his debts paid off, which i don’t think any one would do.

    Its a win win for ashley, he is going to make money of NUFC, capital if if sells up and operating YOY.

  • The_Toon

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Bring in a LOCAL lad! Andy Carroll is a MUST .. Foreigners are more likely to leave for another opportunity especially If they’re younger than 28 (which is at there peak) and have served at least 2 years with the club they are currently in… BA, HBA, Cabaye and Tim Krul etc… will eventually leave but lets just hope not anytime soon and not all at once. Its a cycle and a player leave and another joins. Bring Andy back, I’m 100% sure Andy Carroll will end his carrier at Newcastle once he decides to hang his boots. He has proven to be a Natural goal scorer at Newcastle and under Alen Pardew therefore I can’t really see the disadvantage in paying 15m for him for those who think we should get Remy instead for 10 yes good Idea but he’ll eventually leave in two years time.

  • Ian Toon

    Dec 2, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Advisors advise Ba decides.

  • headtheball

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #7

    check the toastie @3
    Greediest player ever? Surely that accolade belongs to Michael Owen?

  • YankToonFan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Send Ba to QPR, they send Taraabt back.

    Done deal.

  • Graeme

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Ba knows he is grossly underpaid by NUFC on “only”!!! £50k a week. He is 3rd top scorer in Prem – how much more do the 2 above him earn?? Twice? Three, Four times??

    There are a lot of clubs out there who will double his wages if he gets through the season un-injured, no knee problems and we have to accept that. Its not “Greed” to expect to be paid the “Going Rate” every one of us would want an increase in the circumstances,

  • lee1892

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #10

    The_Toon – Andy carroll is a must? He’s out injured for 2 month you doughnut. Plus why would we want him, he’s hardly set the world alight at West Ham.

    Demba will stay till the summer i reckon.

  • lee1892

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #11

    The_Toon…. Andy carroll is a must? He’s out injured for 2 month you doughnut. Plus why would we want him, he’s hardly set the world alight at West Ham and is massively injury prone.

    Demba will stay till the summer i reckon.

  • lee1892

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #12

    The_Toon…. Andy carroll is a must? He’s out injured for 2 month. Plus why would we want him, he’s hardly set the world alight at West Ham and is massively injury prone.

    Demba will stay till the summer i reckon.

  • lee1892

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #13

    The_Toon…. Andy carroll is a must? He’s out injured for 2 month. Plus why would we want him, he’s hardly set the world alight at West Ham and is massively injury prone. Demba will stay till the summer i reckon.

  • lee1892

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #14

    The_Toon…. Andy carroll is a must? He’s out injured for 2 month, you doughnut. Plus why would we want him, he’s hardly set the world alight at West Ham and is massively injury prone. Ba will stay till the summer i reckon.

  • lee1892

    Dec 2, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #15

    The_Toon…. Andy carroll is a must? He’s out injured for 2 month, you doughnut. Plus why would we want him, he’s hardly set the world alight at West Ham and is massively injury prone.

    Ba will stay till the summer i reckon.


    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #16

    90k….beta,he leaves….v bring remy…

  • Newcastle for alltid

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    I think Ba should be sold in January, I really do. At his best, he’s an excellent player, but I’m getting tired of all these stories concerning his ego, either it be that he wants more money or that he won’t accept playing any other position than center forward.

    He’s putting his own ego above what’s good for the team, and I would rather keep Cissè and build on him. If Pardew wants to play 4-4-2, fine, sell Ba and pair Cissè with a more smaller and quicker striker to create a dynamic partnership. I believe that getting rid of Ba and getting some new, hungry players in would do wonders for the team.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Not one quoted source in this Express story. All speculation

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #19

    It all smacks of agents wanting a big pay day this. I would get shot of him and get 2 new strikers Remy and maybe even debouchey. I dont really think BA is looking to shift until at least the summer personaly but if it makes business why not . We have to stay in the league anyway why go in january ? QPR not in Europe. Liverpool CupTied !!!! any other premier leage top club cup tied !!!! makes no sence – CONCLUSION – Load of old Crap AGAIN !!!!! AGENTS SOD OFF !!!!!

  • blew

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #20

    This situation will continue until he goes, lets bury it once and for all in January, goodbye Demba, time for everyone to move on

  • check the toastie

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #21

    headtheball – greediest as in, wont pass the ball, especially to Cisse, Ba thinks its all about him, it aint, i would drop him, hows that.

  • headtheball

    Dec 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #22

    check @21
    Sorry mate I thought you were talking about money.
    But I still don’t care for Owen.

  • mattnufc

    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #23

    As soon as there’s a report that he’s leaving, most of you want him gone, yeah right


    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    I frigging hate Agents and family of players giving advise !

    This 90K demand i think is just planted to try and rock an already unsteady boat !

    If sold in Jan, he will need to be replaced, and quickly and hopefully not by another African based player! We are already losing enough players for the African Cup of nations anyway !

    I would be disappointed if he left but i would understand the reasons why! PSG would be a good move for him, coz if he went to another Prem club then he would probably come back for another team and start scoring Hatricks against us.
    Some-one may well be getting themselves a bargain come Jan, 7mil is a way far too low price for him!

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Ba wants 90k/week?

    Bye Demba.

    Cheers for the goals mate and if you end up with Liverfools try to remember that gammy knee ASAP please? 😀

  • woody2173

    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #26

    If Ba does go, which looks inevitable, what about a cheeky bid for Shane Long? We desperately need pace in our squad. Likelyhood is though, he will be too expensive for Ashley.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #27

    let him go hes not worth 90k a week, plus i wouldnt think any other team would pay 90k a week for him, if we sell him well at least we get 7 mill plus 40k extra wage budget from this deal considering he came here on a free transfer.

  • woolerbill

    Dec 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #28

    Without BA cisse will become a great player, BA has control over him. BA has to get his goal tally up ready for the transfer window.

  • kingkev9

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #29

    What a bunch of w@nker5 on here including ED, no quotes at all just total paper rubbish which ED continuously spouts and most muppets on here believe it and now want to sell our top scorer. Without Ba we’d go down.

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #30


    Merry Xmas 2u 2 pal. 😀

  • sula

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #31

    Its all good saying BA must go put really people in this time right now when we need to be winning games and staying up this season do all of you honestly believe we will survive he has been the one scoring all the goals and if they did sell him will ashley really replace him??? we have Europe plus the prem. Looks like many people have real faith in Ashley to get another striker in Jan i would be over the moon if he did dont hold you breath. IF he really wants to go then they have to try and hold to him till the summer so we can get through this season.

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Sula/King Kev9>

    If Ba goes it will be because he wants to go. NUFC get reletively nowt for him and he isn;t ever going to get 90k/week here.

    If he wants to leave the greatest club on earth then let him. 😀

    We won’t go down so stop being such drama queens man!

  • sula

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #33

    GEORDIE DAN its not about been drama queens i am just saying we only have him firing at the moment i wouldnt pay him 90 grand get it straight he is a good striker but not 90 grand worth sorry. All i am saying is till the season is over hold on to him then sell him if he is still crying to leave let him go. Be serious and see what is happening right now its not like you have the rest of the team hitting the back if the net do you?

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #34

    He’s a great striker and just behind van Persie that cost Utd 24million and is probably on 100grand a week
    He deserves 60,000 at least.
    In our own jobs we want the going rate,I don’t wanna do the same job as someone else at work and get paid half the wages.
    If MA lets him go for a measly sum then he needs to replace him and were a strike short from before and Shola will be gone and injured most of the time-how much will 3 forwards cost MA in the long run?
    Anyway if he goes he goes,if he stays he stays and we keep our quality striker

  • sula

    Dec 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #35

    60 grand yes not 90 grand!

  • GeordieDan

    Dec 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #36


    I understand what your saying m8 but u need to understand it isn’t about us keeping hold of him till the summer.

    If Ba wants to go then he will go. Its not like the Carroll situation where even if he wanted to stay Ashley can get the money to give him the push.

    Ashley will get around £4million for Ba thats it.

    I’d love to see him stay but if he decides he wants to leave just over money then let him.

    He seems to point blank refuse to play on the left of the 4-3-3 we destrpyed teams with last season because he’s a selfish striker who wants to score goals.

    Nothing wrong with that in general but if it is to the detriment of our whole team then get another striker who will be happy to play that role in and unleash him, Cisse and Benny on the Prem.

    Any thoughts of relegation will be a silly memory after that trust me. Ba isn’t the be all and end all of our club.


    Dec 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Ashley and Llambias really have got people brainwashed. ‘Pay him £60k but not £90k, that’s too much’. ‘Let him go’! I am really reading this ****. It seems the fans are now more concerned about the wage bill than having a successful team with good players. Successful winning teams pay big transfer fee’s and big wages. Simple! Ashley has got everyone fooled.

  • sula

    Dec 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #38

    ASTORIA so you would pay 90 grand to keep him in the squad and when he demanded for 120 grand a week what will you do grant him that as well get serious.


    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #39

    Sula, Ashley needs his a**e kissing, off you go you sheep!

  • AdamSQZ

    Dec 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Guys, I think Demba is getting pissed off with this talk, AGAIN. Nowt happened last time… everyone was surprised that he didn’t go during the summer, but Demba is his own man. Dont believe everything that you read in the papers, in fact, dont’ believe most of the things that you read!


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