There was a couple of good bits of news yesterday morning on the Newcastle front, when we heard that the club were back in for Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, and then that we had made an enquiry for Demba Ba to take him on loan from Chelsea, where he seems to have no future.
Demba Ba – while at Newcastle
And for one fleeting moment we thought maybe we could get both Gomis and Ba at the club before the transfer window closes next Monday, but then we came to our senses and realized that’s too ambitious and Newcastle would never do that.
Then the Chronicle was reporting that Ba would be a safety measure in case the club couldn’t get Gomis in, but news today that Demba Ba’s loan fee is a massive £3M, so that will rule Newcastle out of the reckoning.
Apparently the club are willing to pay only £1M to take the Senegal striker on loan for the season, even though we have coughed up £2M for Loic Remy from QPR.
Ba is unwilling to sit on the bench at Chelsea this season, and we don’t blame him, because he’s too good to not be playing at Stamford Bridge, but leaving Newcastle in January has not turned out to be a good move for the 28 year-old.
And apparently his transfer fee is £10M – and that’s good value for a player who scored 28 goals in 58 appearances for Newcastle.
We’d love Newcastle to try to bring both Gomis and Demba Ba to Tyneside, but if we did that we could be accused of wanting to be a top six team again – so that will not happen.
What do you think?
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