Press reports in Turkey are suggesting that top club Galatasaray, who are currently top of the league in Turkey are considering another move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba. Galatasaray and Fenerbehce were both linked with the striker in the summer, and that release clause of his again becomes active next month, but we cannot imagine Ba leaving Newcastle when we are likely to be in big trouble in the Premier League.
Demba Ba – Galatasaray again interested
The news is that the Galatasaray President Ünal Aysal, is ready to fork out some big transfer money in January, and of course he could pick up an excellent striker in Ba, for only £7M.
Aysal is ambitious and wants Galatasaray to be fighting for the European Champions League, and of course they beat Manchester United 1-0 in one of the group rounds recently, and looked a very good side in that game.
Real Madrid’s Brazilian International Kaka is also being tracked by the Turkish club, and it seems the Brazilian doesn’t have much of a future at Madrid under coach Jose Mourinho.
But we are likely to see the same circus in January as we saw in June and July, which was the last time Ba’s release contract was active – and surely something must be done in future to eliminate these types of contracts, which seem solely for the benefit of the player and his agents.
But of course Newcastle agreed to the release clause when we signed the Senegal striker 18 months ago – so we put ourselves in this onerous position.
We have no idea if Demba Ba will leave in January, but we hope he will show some loyalty to Newcastle, especially if we are low down in the Premier League next month – which now seems likely.
Losing Demba Ba next month would be tragic for Newcastle.
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