There are some reports coming through from Caughtoffside, that Newcastle will be paying Demba Ba a loyalty bonus of £2M – if and when his transfer to Chelsea is completed.
Demba Ba – bye guys – I’m off
It seemed that things moved quickly last night when representatives met with Chelsea officials, , and the news is that Chelsea are willing to double Demba Ba’s wages he is getting at Newcastle, which are thought to be around £40K/week, and of course Ba is now keen to sign for the London club.
The news is that Newcastle have accepted Ba’s departure, but of course there is nothing we can do about it in any case – and it was always possible that some big club would come in for him next month – and it seems there are only two things that could stop the move now.
One is that Ba could fail his medical, and the second is that the insurance costs on Ba’s knee could prove prohibitive for Chelsea – but it’s looking like the move will happen and happen soon too.
Ba has 13 goals this season and scored 16 goals last season so in a total of 58 appearances for Newcastle he scored 29 goals – and that’s exactly one goal in every two appearances for the Magpies.
We hate to bring this up, but where’s the loyalty in Demba Ba deserting Newcastle half way through the season, and when we are also in a bit of trouble?
Maybe they’ve changed the definition of loyalty – or maybe we are just old fashioned – that’s always possible.
What do you think about this?
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