It’s something we had been hoping for if we are to be brutally honest – and there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for Newcastle as far as Demba Ba is concerned – as news is coming through that the talks with Chelsea have been broken off – and the reason is the talks were unproductive – but now other clubs are likely to move in – including Arsenal and Liverpool.
Demba Ba – talks break down with Chelsea
Sky Sports News is reporting the reason for the breakdown were the huge wage demands being made by Ba’s agents, and we know at Newcastle they were enormous – and indeed these demands could scare away other clubs too.
And as we have said before we think Ba’ agents will want to put another release clause in Demba Ba’s contract, so that in a year or two they could do the same thing and earn more money off the striker if he moves again – the only difference being is that the release clause would be bigger than £7M.
And of course it’s been reported that his agents will be asking as much as £5M for themselves in any deal – and the news was that Newcastle paid out £2M to them last year to secure Ba’s services.
If we are honest, we are selfish and just want Demba Ba to be available to play against Everton on Wednesday night – so we have a decent chance of winning that vital game – but this breakdown could also scare away other clubs, who may want to sign the Senegal striker.
If Chelsea are unwilling to meet Ba’s demands in terms of wages and fees that have to be paid to his agents, we doubt if Arsenal would be willing to do a deal, although Liverpool still may want to do one – but they are signing Daniel Sturridge and may not be interested.
QPR would love to sign him, but there’s simply no chance that Demba Ba would go to QPR.
There are going to be twists and turns in this potential transfer of one of our best players – and we’re not even into January yet.
This is hardly good for my health. 😀
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