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This Is Why Demba Ba Will Leave Newcastle This Summer

9:22 am, Friday, December 28th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Alan Pardew had talked earlier this week about Demba Ba and his release clause in his contract,  and it seems that Demba Ba will have a big decision to make in the summer – always assuming  he doesn’t move to another club during next month’s transfer window.

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Demba Ba – could leave next month or in the summer

But as we reported earlier this week, Newcastle are unwilling to let the release clause in his contract be active for anything but next month – and it seems he will need to sign a new deal during the early summer, otherwise Newcastle will take definite steps to move him to another club.

This is what Alan Pardew said when asked about the Ba situation during yesterday’s news conference:

“Personally, I think there is a good chance he will stay. The way he has been committed to the place, the way the fans appreciate him here, I think he’ll find it difficult to find a better home.

“I also think we’ve talked about it enough really if I’m honest. The decision will be made in January whether he stays or whether he goes.” “I think we’ll have to make a decision in the summer because of his age and his contract situation,”

“If he isn’t going to renew with us, we can’t have this hanging over us any more.” “That is a decision we will all make. But I won’t let it run in the summer. I’ll do something about it. We’ll either move him on or secure him in the summer.”

That’s sensible from a financial viewpoint, if you think about it, because there would be a definite possibility he could leave for nothing when his three year contract is up in the summer of 2014, and at least Newcastle can get £7M for him if he is sold this summer.

And we’re pleased that Newcastle are calling time on the Demba Ba circus every transfer window, and they will make him a final wage offer at the end of this season, maybe a little improved from the last offer, and if he says no to that then Newcastle will actively look to sell him – and bring in another striker to replace him hopefully.

We hope Alan Pardew is right and that he will realize the best club for him is Newcastle, and that he signs along the dotted line.

But somehow we doubt that will happen, and we think his advisers will be only too happy to look for another club for him – with Newcastle’s help this time in the summer – and get another big pay day.

What do you think?

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dannyo // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    I doubt there’s been a contract offer before January, i think they’re hoping for Bas wage demands to scare potential suitors off. Then there’s still the knee and insurance issues to add.
    Also, i cannot see us giving a contract acceptable for him.
    It’ll be way too much.

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/8363981?

  • 3 Dannyo // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    @WWYCD
    So u’re filled to the brim with money then? :P

    @bambams
    Ye, would be odd if only we were in for such a profiled player.
    Fingers crossed ofc, but i’m not holding my breath.
    It cannot be the league table that makes him talk well about us…

  • 4 bambams // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    I would rather play Cisse as main striker, he was no ‘ one season fluke ‘ and just needs that bit of confidence that goals bring. IMO

  • 5 hotdog // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Again no forward planning. Pardew says he thinks he will stay. So if he leaves this window we are running around trying to get a striker in. Get a decision now, then we know where we stand. Unless of AP is going to bring a striker in anyway. Can u imagine if we are a striker down going into the second half of the season!!

  • 6 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Some good news though, I read on SS (I believe) the other day, that the release clause is £7.5m, not £7m. That’s an extra £250k back to Newcastle :) Ohhh yeah!

  • 7 check the toastie // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Dannyo – yep why dont we keep on playing the same right back that has been so shit numerous times and so out of his depth on hundreds of occasions, but yep good idea keep on playing him there,

    Simmo is not a good defender, all he does is stay disciplined and mark an area of the pitch, once attacked off any winger he backs off so far and then allows a cross to come in, he is flat footed, never offers and one step behind the rest of the team mentally, even Willo thinks quicker than him, you are watching a different player to me, if you actually watch at all.

    Tavernier already is a step up on the clown, he is inexperienced as Pardumb is so stubborn in dropping established first team players. Jonas is evidence of this.

    Is there a need to get personel as i differ in opinion, or are you trying to rally support as your argument is flawed and lacks substance. Sure someone will come to your aid, wonder who it will be.

  • 8 WWYCD // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    He wants paid what scoring PL strikers get paid and why shouldn’t he, he’s not holding the club to ransom NUFC agreed to the contract clause when we signed him now they paint him as public enemy number 1. If he stays I will cheer him as I do now if he leaves he has my thanks and best wishes

    Dannyo
    I wish mate

  • 9 Bryan // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Players need to want to play for club, unfortunatly Ba (or his advisors) seem to be only interested in the money. If thats the case let him go. I am more interested in how we are going to strenghen our defence, which this season have been well below par. Forget about strikers, I would rather see 4 class defenders signed in Jan any day.

  • 10 Dannyo // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    @check
    Come on man, throwing on Tav away to Arsenal in his what, 2-3rd PL match ever? After he was so thoroughly found out on the RB when he started there in the EL.
    No, of who we have in the team, it’d be Simmo 10/10 times. Unless Fergy has become as good as Santon at LB and u can shift Santon over there.
    But he’s not good enough for that yet either.

    It’s all about timing, Tav has gotten chances but hasn’t taken them well enough yet. Done great going forward but he holds nothing on Simmo defensivly yet. Not by his showings this season atleast.

  • 11 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Hotdog…Is it as simple as the club making a decision? Don’t we have to wait for a club to actually make the offer and then see if Ba accepts it?

    The only power we really have is to not play him whilst he in contracted by us.

    Having said all of that, they know the chances of him going, so they best be ready to replace him, even if it’s near the end of the window.

    Does anyone know if the clause is active for the whole window? It wasn’t in the summer to the best of my knowledge.

  • 12 check the toastie // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Dont see that much of a problem in him leaving, would sooner play Cisse through the middle anyway, and it may benefit, Ben10, Marv, Obertan in getting more game time with us playing 433, rather than Pardumb continuing to destroy Cisse by playing him wide right all the time,

    It should be the uncommitted and greedy Ba who should be told to play out wide not Cisse who is a diamond of a player. Sick of Ba being so single minded anywere in the oppositions half that it is having a major effect on our attacks coming to nothing.

  • 13 bambams // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    I wonder if the reason Ba is ( or his advisors also ) trying to get that ‘ great contract ‘ is because he KNOWS his knee is as reported a ticking time bomb. Just one to ponder . . .

  • 14 Dannyo // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    @hotdog
    I think what AP says should be taken with a pinch of salt.
    Both on positive and negative parts.
    He says what’s on his mind and his opinions, and i don’t think we should read more into it than that.

  • 15 PalmerToon // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Hi Guys,

    A bit off topic but has anyone got a spare ticket for the Arsenal game Saturday evening?

    If anyone could get back to me that would be great, thanks!

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Reading between the lines we don’t need Remy now Streete is the new CB and STaylor is Simmos replacement after we flow him for a million quid on the 31st of Jan.With HBA and Cabs back we’ll have such a big squad we can probably afford to offload Tiote at 23 30 on the 31st as well.

  • 17 Marty-Toon // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Bryan
    S you want us to be hard to beat which is a good start but if we don’t have someone to put the ball in the net then we become a west ham or Bolton type club

  • 18 check the toastie // Dec 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Dannyo – personally havent seen these nightmare performances that you have, seen every minute of every game that tav has played for the first team, the lad has more Pace, more technique, more intent, more physical presence than Simpson and he did really well in the League cup at Man Utd, when really he was our best player.

    I would just give him a run in our side, 5 games, whatever happens, think he would be the bee knees personally. Never gonna happen mind.

  • 19 ash1001 // Dec 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I think Pardew enjoys the ‘Ba’ circus, it gives him loads of TV time,when he should be concentrating on getting the defence sorted out as well as sorting out a different plan for corners.
    As for Demba, like him but he is becoming very greedy, shooting when better options are available.




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