Not only could Newcastle be in the relegation zone in January, but it’s looking more and more like our top scorer Demba Ba will be on his way to another club, and it’s now very likely that Arsenal will only have to make the £7M bid that will meet the release clause in his contract, and he’ll be on his way to London – if he can pass the medical.
Demba Ba – after scoring in 3-1 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday
Demba Ba has been quiet on the speculation that has surrounded him since last January, when Harry Redknapp revealed there was a release clause in the striker’s contract, and the striker has often said he likes it at Newcastle, but has failed to sign a new contract that has been offered to him.
This is what the striker said to the French outlet Canal+
“Arsenal are one of those teams who makes you dream. I have nothing to say about those speculations. Nothing has happened. The media know Arsenal need another striker and they know about my release clause. They need to make their own mind up about it.”
If Demba Ba does leave Newcastle, with the club being in so much danger at the bottom of the Premier League at the moment, that will hardly look good to Newcastle fans, and while it pains me to say it – he probably should leave if that’s the level of commitment and loyalty he has to Newcastle.
It was a complete circus in the summer, when for two months in June and July, there were frequent reports that clubs in Europe were after him.
We don’t want it to be the same in January, because it make a complete laughing stock of football, and if he wants to move, it would probably be best if he moves in early January.
But it will be a terrible blow for Newcastle who could well be in the bottom three at that time, and we’ll be immersed in another relegation battle – and who’s going to score the goals?
Demba Ba has 11 of the of the 19 goals Newcastle have scored in their first 17 games of the season in the league – so you see what we mean.
But there’s still some hope for Newcastle fans, as the striker tweeted this after the game on Saturday:
“I wanna thank the fans really. I was looking at the stand and think….. what an atmosphere”
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