Here Are Some Reasons Why Demba Ba Could Stay At Newcastle

There’s more news today in the local papers about the possible departure of Demba Ba in January, when that £7M release clause in his contract becomes active again, as it was last June and July, and which created a circus atmosphere around the player possibly moving to another club.

Demba Ba – in action at Reading

And on his Twitter account last night he tweeted “here we go again” and that is thought to be a reference about the Sunday newspaper reports of him leaving Newcastle via the release clause.

These seem to be some of the reasons why Demba Ba’s departure from Newcastle may not happen – because he is simply too expensive:

  • Ba’s demands are said to be at £90K/week, and just think – a five year contract amounts to £22.5M in wages alone
  • The fee for him to leave is said to be around £7.5M, with apparently agent fees on top of that – and that’s at least £2M – maybe even more – so say £10M in total
  • Other clubs will have seen how his agents have made a mockery of his contract – and they will likely want a similar release clause in any new contract at another club – and then the same thing could happen all over again with his reps shopping him around
  • Demba Ba does have a knee problem, which is said to be degenerative, and when he failed his medical at Stoke almost two years ago – it was described as a ticking time bomb – and to commit to £22.5M in wages over five years would be a huge risk for any club
  • Ba has said to his representatives that he wants to stay at Newcastle (wonder why they will not listen to him?), and is said to be annoyed about talk he is not fully committed to the Newcastle cause

It’s thought that Ba wants a similar deal that Newcastle have given to their captain Fabricio Coloccini, which is though to be around £60K/week.

With 24 goals in 52 total  appearances for Newcastle, he’s probably worth that – don’t you think?

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18 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Having his right guard replaced with de icer is too good for Ashley .

  • achtoon

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    So Ba hasn’t aksed for 90k a week at Newcastle, that what he’s telling other clubs it would take to Lure him away becuase he wan’t to say. Puts a different light on the storey.

  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3


    where’d you hear that?

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4


    where have you seen that?

    Even still does he need to publicly state the offer he wants from else where?

    And also that doesnt clear things up that well…he might stay here but I bet he won’t sign a new contract with no release clasue for less than 90k a week.


    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Will be sad to see him leave whenever he does, good player and seems very down to earth/humble. I like the bloke and I enjoy seeing him our colours

    I don’t look forward to us not replacing him though

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    This is crazy and its just the start of december.

  • achtoon

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    it’s in the Chronicle. nothing about him asking for 90k at newcastle but it what his represenatives aret telling other clubs. He’s told his agent he wants to stay. Apparently!

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8


    He does seem down to earth and humble.

    Unfortunately he seems very ambitious to have a good career and maximise his income (fair play to him) so can’t see him sticking aroung much longer.

  • mindshaft

    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Ba’s agents insisted on the release clause after Newcastle insisted on their own get out of jail free card clause regarding his knee – we can’t have it both ways


    Dec 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Its a job mate who doesn’t want to be successful and make as much money as possible? Long as he give his all while he is here its all we can ask for imo

    He does seem happy here so that might sway him for awhile though he is coming to a later age for a footballer

  • achtoon

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    My view on Ba all depends on his attitude to be asked to play in different positions. If we are playing 442 to meet his demands then i think we should let him go. If he is willing to play on the left, as he said last year he was if we are winning, and it all Pardews decision to play 442, then we shood keep him.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12


    He had a release clause at west Ham too. He went on strike at hoffenheim in december/Jan to force the move to west ham.

    He clearly has no loyalty to clubs, he just wants what is best for him. I have no problem with that but it’s something the board should consider and try to get another striker in regardless. (I know they tried with de jong in the summer but there must be somebody else)

    We could do with a midfield goal threat, fellaini, michu, lampard, etc.

    I would love us to be in for Siem de Jong but I think he would cost a lot.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #13


    I have no issue with him wanting to get to the best club and the best pay he can….it’s natural.

    I just think if the rumours are true and we play 442 to keep him happy I don’t like that. But that’s rumour so can’t judge him on it…and even if it’s true my problem would be with pardew for not taking charge and doing whats best for the team.

    I think Ba is getting to that age now 27….28 next season where if he wants a big, 4/5 year contract he has to move for it now….otherwise he will be collecting nothing more than 1/2 year deals once he hits 30.

  • spitfire_

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #14

    “Demba Ba does have a knee problem, which is said to be degenerative, and when he failed his medical at Stoke almost two years ago – it was described as a ticking time bomb – and to commit to £22.5M in wages over five years would be a huge risk for any club”

    Does anybody ever think that maybe he doesn’t have “a knee problem” and the problem is in the Stoke’s doctors?

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Its all agents talk again . He wont go mid season . the most likely is spain or Italy . Why Jump Ship when he is in european football – the fa cup coming up and in th enewcastle first team !!!

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 3, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    I went to The Local Indian Take away The other Night – They have a Photograph of him and The Chef there . He is Not A Mercinary His AGents are but not Demba !!!!!

  • Pushy Pardew

    Dec 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #17

    No he is not right. You have changed your tune. Two weeks ago you said Pardew should be assessed at the end of the season. Which would be appropriate. Now he’s got till early Feb. is the pressure of some of the clueless loud bloggers getting to you? Do not bother responding if it is going to be a Catchy type response.

  • woolerbill

    Dec 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #18

    The agents employed by BA do what there boss tells them to, so if his agents are crooks, then so is BA. That big smile means come on clowns I want more money. The sooner he go’s the better the team will settle and you will see Cisse come to life. 2-0 wig an.


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