Demba Ba Contract Situation Getting Out Of Hand

We found out at Alan Pardew’s press conference yesterday that the Demba Ba release clause will become in every transfer window and therefore we have th possibility that the Demba Ba circus will be active in January, next summer, and then na year come January – and of course after that he becomes a free agent.

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Demba Ba contract situation – an unwanted distraction

And quite honestly that’s what we think his handlers are after – getting a big deal for their player and profiting off it for themselves, and they’ll have another three opportunities to get him transferred under the £7M or £7.5M release clause, and then he becomes a free agent in eighteen months – and an even better chance of making big money off their client.

And if Demba Ba does become a free agent, we’ll have had almost 30 months of unrelenting publicity about which club he will be signing for – and that’s hardly good for any club.

But this is now getting out of hand, and news today that the continual speculation is upsetting a number of the Newcastle players – and we’re not surprised at that – it’s certainly upsetting the fans.

Alan Pardew talked extensively about the Demba Ba situation yesterday, and certainly it’s not doing any good for stability at Newcastle at the moment:

“If they pick up a paper it is all about Demba and we know it isn’t, but you know, it takes away some of the important issues we have.” “The important issues are making sure when our players play well they gain the reward for that.”

“Demba scored last week again and I hope he scores two and I hope he gets the headlines, but I want a few others to get the headlines for the right reasons.” “However, you only get that if you win games.”

Alan Pardew admitted the constant speculation surrounding the Senegal striker “must be annoying” for his team-mates, and it’s certainly annoying for the fans.

We hope the powers that be at Newcastle live and learn,  and never again put a release clause in a player’s contract – and if they do it must be for the perceived market value of their player.

The Demba Ba circus is something we could do without right now.

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14 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1

    ED – Don’t complain – just think how many articles you have got out of it !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Being caught in the broom cupboard with Claire Balding at the SD xmas party is too good for Ashley .

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3


    Plenty worse than Claire Balding

  • markmac

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Morning guys, anyone else fed up of reading about ‘the clause’ now….? its almost on par with the debuchy debacle

  • TorqToon

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m getting tired of the Demba Ba saga now ! The way I see it – either he goes in Jan or he stays and signs a new deal with the clause!

    Time to end the circus !

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6


    Thats’s one of your bets yet.


    For somebody who claims ot love beautiful football you certainly go for the ‘hoofball’ of women haha.

  • jon.c

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    I am fed up and the players must with demba stories just thank him for what he has done then LET HIM GO

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Simple thing is we can’t do anything.

    If somebody wants demba they will pay 7.5 mil as its a steal for a proven goal scorer.

    Then it’s up to demba and that club to agree a deal..if they can he goes, if not he stays.

    Nothing we as a club can do about it…unless they force him out at an even lower fee just to get him off the book…can’t see that happening at all though.

    So basically it’s just a matter of time waiting….he wont get the contract he wants here, he will either leave one window or when his contract ends.

  • blew

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #9

    Ba and his agents set up the contract with a view to him moving after a year. In the process Ba would get £3.5M, plus a probable £2M signing on fee from the new club. £5.5M cash in hand just for moving, he would be a fool not to move and after all, the contract was set up for Ba to do the same. He refuses to rescind the move clause and talks up Arsenal, end of story. Good bye Demba and good luck. Get a solicitor involved Lambarse when dealing with players’s contracts, they will ensure you drop no more similiar clangers. If you employed a solicitor with Ba’s contract, change your brief and hire a different firm, in the clubs interests.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #10


    So m’bwia maybe? Would be a cracking signing like, not the finished article but a couple of seasons next to colo and he’d be one of the best in the league! Hiw would everyone feel about signing him given his stepping stone AC milan comments??

  • oldbobaycliffe

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    sorry ed i dont agree there should never be any clauses in contracts except if a club get relegated.clubs should start running the game not agents and a recent meeting the chairman said that they want a wage cap on wages surely when they sign up a player tell them what you are going to give them .not what the agents want

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Blew….I’m pretty sure the player, the club and all legal representatives knew what they were signing and the implications. We didn’t want to take a huge gamble, neither did they. Would we have rather not signed him at all?

    I know it’s a frustrating situation, but I think it was more out of getting the deal done than incompetence.

    Tads…I’m sure everyone would love him if he goes well, but when his time comes to go he’ll be a greedy son of a b*tch. Cynical? Moi?

  • TorqToon

    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    TADS – That was the very first comment I made to my friend at Montpelier! 🙂

    And all I will say is I’m not sure the exact translation was accurate. He was asked about the ‘big’ clubs throughout Europe, Milan included, and he responded in a positive manner to the reporter to remain respectful to all of the clubs, however I don’t believe the ‘stepping stone’ idea was put across by him but more a combination of bad reporting and ‘allegedly’ his agents trying to push for big money from a Milan side who had just pulled in around £55m from the sale of Tiago and Ibrahimovic !

  • Toonleee

    Dec 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    I think its all shit and the dailymail is just taking the piss with nufc


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