We’ve said a few times that the release clause in Demba Ba’s contract will cause a circus every time a transfer window opens up, because any club can come in for him for around £7M, and there’s not much Newcastle can do about it – at least not next month – and if that’s not unsettling for a club, we don’t know what is.
Demba Ba – sign new deal in summer or be sold
Just think if Ba stays for the next 18 months of his contract at Newcastle, then we will have three more transfer windows to deal with, before the Senegal International becomes a free agent again in the summer of 2014.
Alan Pardew has rightly come out today and said he hopes Ba will stay, and so do we – but if he doesn’t sign a new deal in the summer – the manager says he will do something about it – and that means they will try to sell him for the £7M release clause – and make the best of what is a bad situation for the club – simply because it’s an untenable situation for Newcastle to be in.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“Really and truly this window is the key, I think, because if Demba goes in this window, it will cause us a problem.” “I think he will stay, but there’s a possibility he could go because of the clause that’s still in force.”
“I won’t let it run until the summer. I’ll do something about it. We will either move Demba on or we will secure him in the summer.”
Alan Pardew has often said he think Demba Ba wants to stay, but from the antics of his agents it certainly doesn’t look like it – because they are busy trying to tie up a deal for him at another club right now, as they were in June and July.
But this situation just cannot go on, and either Demba Ba signs a new deal at Newcastle without any release clause in – or he will be moved out in the summer.
That sounds like the right thing to so.
What do you think?
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