Harry Redknapp said after the game yesterday that some of his players were very ordinary, yet they were getting probably more in wages than any player at his old club Tottenham and even at Newcastle, but when you are a small club playing at a ground holding just 18,000 fans and you have a Billionaire owner, the only attraction that will take players there – especially when QPR are mired in another relegation battle – is big money.
Demba Ba – where’s his loyalty to Newcastle?
And there is news today in the Mail that Demba Ba has rejected an £80K/week offer from the London club, as it looks more and more likely that some club will come in with a ridiculous wage offer and he’ll be off.
Ba has that daft release clause (daft for Newcastle) in his contract, so it looks like we’re going to have another bidding war for his services, and if he wants to go where the big money is – so be it – he should leave Newcastle.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs have also been linked with going after the striker who has scored 11 goals of the 20 league goals Newcastle have scored this season, and after the great win yesterday he tweeted this from his Twitter account:
“It feels good to get 3 points… finally..! And that goal from shola…oh my god :-)”
Newcastle are working to bring in Loic Remy of Marseilles and there was news yesterday that Newcastle could get the french International striker for around £8M, which would be a decent deal for Newcastle.
We’ve never really believed that Demba Ba would leave Newcastle in mid-season simply because he got a better money offer elsewhere, but if you believe the press and the betting has Ba 1/2 to join Arsenal next month – then it seems that may happen.
That’s not showing much loyalty to Newcastle, but it’s also probably why it’s best if he doesn’t have any loyalty – that he should leave.
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