Somehow the news today in the Daily Telegraph that QPR are preparing a bid for Demba Ba in January doesn’t surprise us too much – but it would be a terrible blow to allow Demba Ba to go to a club who are lower in the league than Newcastle, with the Magpies possibly being in a relegation fight this season. But there again there is precious little Newcastle can do about it if any club meets the £7M release clause.
Demba Ba after scoring in yesterday’s game
But the news is Harry Redknapp, who disclosed the fact that Ba had a release clause in his contract last January when he was manager of Tottenham, wants Queens Park Rangers to enter the race to Senegal International striker Demba Ba.
And Ba has been in good form for Newcastle all season and scored his 11th Premier League goal for Newcastle in yesterday’s 3-1 defeat by Manchester City, and Newcastle play QPR at St. James’ Park next Saturday.
But the reports of late would suggest that another London club, Arsenal, are favorites to sign the 27-year-old, and Chelsea have also been linked with an interest in the striker.
But there’s a chance that Newcastle could be even lower in the league table come January, and maybe even in the bottom three with our four games through January 2nd being against QPR at home, Manchester United and Arsenal away, and then Everton at home.
If Demba Ba leaves in January it will be a huge blow to Newcastle, and we wonder if Ba has any loyalty towards our club?
We believe any move is being driven by his agents, and last week the news was that they were asking as much as £5M in fees for the move, and we believe Newcastle paid them £2M when Demba Ba was signed on a free transfer last year.
What do you think about this?
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