Alan Pardew has come out and said that Demba Ba is a victim of the sharks that act as agents for the striker, and who seem to have leaked all kinds of information about Ba’s contract at Newcastle – and surely the authorities – like the FA – should be taking some action on their completely mercenary behavior?
Demba Ba – should make a statement
It was a complete joke in June and July when his so-called agents would put various stories out to drum up interest from clubs, and it seems January will be even worse with the likelihood that Ba will walk away from Newcastle if his agents can get a pay off for themselves.
This is what the Newcastle manager said:
“I think it’s difficult for our fans to really feel that Demba is solid with the team and everything else that’s going on.” “When he’s played he’s never represented that, he’s always represented his full commitment to the team and I do think he’s slightly becoming a victim of a few sharks around him.”
“But having said that our fans want loyalty. This is a big club and I think perhaps he needs to make a statement at some point.” “I do feel that for our fans, he needs to give a message of some description. We’re in an important stage of the season for us. We had a terrible result against Arsenal, we need to turn that around.”
“I think he needs, in this window, to make a decision fairly early. I think for everyone’s sake, most of all himself.” “Especially for our fans – they need to know he’s going to with us to the summer or not. We need to know as well, we need to make sure that we have a replacement ready if he leaves.”
“And it will become more apparent if he leaves early.” “I still think that it’s even whether he will stay or go. In this window and in the situation we’re in, I’d like to think he will stay. But that will be his decision.” “There is still a contract on the table. The situation with that is that it’s getting close to the point where we say no more. But the offer is still there.”
Demba Ba may be strong mentally but he seems to have no control over those who say represent him – and we think it’s a good move by Alan Pardew that Demba Ba should say something.
What’s his intentions in January, and what’s his intentions about Newcastle United – are two good questions he should answer.
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