Liverpool and Arsenal are on red alert following news that Newcastle are ready to sell Demba Ba, according to the Daily Mirror – and the Tyneside club are believed to be growing more frustrated as the Senegalese’s agents are refusing to commit to a new deal, and Newcastle are now prepared to let him leave in January.
Demba Ba – has scored 10 of Newcastle 16 league goals this season
The Daily Mail is reporting Newcastle are ready to sell Demba Ba in early January, so we will have time to sign a replacement in the January transfer window.
We don’t know how true this story is, but with Newcastle struggling in the league this season, to sell a player who has scored 10 of Newcastle’s 16 league goals this season (62.4%), it is a dangerous move – but Newcastle cannot stop it from happening.
But let’s say this right now – if Demba Ba leaves in January, and Newcastle are in trouble in the league table – which is likely, it’s probably best he leaves – if he cannot show any loyalty, especially if our club is in the relegation zone.
The reports are that Ba wants around £80K a week to stay on Tyneside, and Newcastle have even offered him more than the £60K/week that Coloccini is getting, but his agents turned that offer down.
So it’s hardly surprising if Newcastle cannot get him to sign a new deal that has no release clause in it, that they may be prepared to sell him – because if a club does come in and offer the £7M release clause, there’s precious little the club can do about it.
Arsenal, Liverpool and other clubs are thought to be interested, and the state of affairs with Demba Ba is hardly what we need right now – given the team is struggling big time in the league at the moment, with our fifth defeat in six league games last night at Craven Cottage.
If we lose Ba in January, then we could be in big trouble if we cannot get a new player into replace him quickly, and the longer Newcastle continues in their current slump in the league, the more concerning it will be.
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