Demba Ba got another two goals today in Newcastle’s 7-3 loss to Arsenal, after the scores were all square at 3-3 after 70 minutes, and the Magpies had been doing well, but once again Newcastle capitulated late in the game, and conceded three goals in the last six minutes of normal time.
Demba Ba – could be too expensive for some clubs
WE all know that the striker has a £7M release clause in his contract but the Sunday people is reporting that the 27 year-old striker may stay at Newcastle.
That’s because his representatives are asking for huge fees in any deal and the amount is said to be over £5M, which pushes the fee to over £12M, and then there’s the enormous wages they are asking for Demba – said to be £80K/week, and when you consider he still has a dodgy knee that may be a risk for any club.
The window opens next Tuesday so Newcastle fans will once again, have to wait and see if any club comes after the Senegal striker, who has been in sparkling goal-scoring form ever since he arrived on Tyneside last year.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said earlier this week that Newcastle will sell Ba in the summer if he does not agree to a new contract on Tyneside, and that’s though to be around £70K/week that the striker’s agents have turned down from Newcastle.
The People are quoting an inside source at the club as saying the following:
“There are people in the dressing room who believe Demba Ba has let Mike Ashley and Newcastle down after the way they helped resurrect his career. They’ve been kicked in the teeth.”
Newcastle are pursuing Marseilles striker Loic Remy, but the very fact he has told Newcastle he wants to review all offers made to him next month – might suggest he is not all that keen to join Newcastle.
If Ba is still at the Tyneside club come February – and we hope he is – the player will face increasing pressure from Newcastle to sign a new deal, or be shipped out in the summer.
It may well be that the best deal Demba Ba can get is the one that Newcastle have already offered him.
We hope so.
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