Another Newcastle Transfer Target Could Be Moving Elsewhere

Arsenal had a chance to sign Demba Ba in January, but every time manager Arsene Wenger was asked about the Senegal striker,  he said it was unlikely the Gunners would sign him, and he ended up at Chelsea for £7M.

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Demba Ba – Arsenal have made an enquiry

But the Chelsea move has been a bit of a disaster for Ba, and he’s now way down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since Jose Mourinho arrived back in the summer, and he should never have left Newcastle of course.

Arsenal will do some decent business tomorrow, and look like bringing in Real Madrid forward Mesut Ozil, and they have also  made an inquiry into Chelsea for Demba Ba, but how serious that enquiry is we don’t know.

But their plan is not to sign him full time for £10M, but rather take him on a season-long loan deal for £3M – which apparently Newcastle cannot afford, or more accurately will not pay.

And we always thought that coming back to Newcastle would not be an attractive option for Ba, because he didn’t exactly play well with Papiss Cisse when he was here, and he’s already had 18 successful months on Tyneside, and will likely seek pastures anew.

You know, we didn’t fully realize Newcastle were such a poor club – financially. 🙁

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11 comments so far

  • nick_9

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Either the reigns are much tighter than we think or those at the club aren’t all they are made out to be. Ashley is either penny pinching or not allowing funds at all or Carr and co aren’t scouting enough players so we don’t have a b or a c option when option A goes elsewhere for more wages.

    Munster is right that the last day of the window
    Is the wrong time for bargains so its not logical that we will sign anyone unless its a panic buy. I just don’t see how we can go all this time without having players lined up to sign, Pardew has been coming out with how he wants another striker or flair players so what’s going on?. Man I’m gonna be pi553d if cabaye leaves and nobody comes in.

  • Toon1978

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #2


  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #3


    I think that Ashley’s just not allowing any spend. What a state of affairs!

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #4

    The Cabaye replacement is so important that its surely not likely that we would have a quality player lined up and that such a player would be available for purchase to fit the Ashley Purcshing Model As Outlined by Munster Mag…:) ….ie, less that 8 million, and , importantly, ready to be sold to NUFC? The hugs that Cabaye got afterwards from one of the players sort of worried me. But in reality, if Arsenal get Ozil ( here’s hoping ) , then its PSG or bust.

  • Toonacious T

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #5

    25Toonacious T // Sep 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    The stories this summer, much like last summer, are always stating that Newcastle are monitoring this player, have watched that player, are readying a bid for X player, are preparing to move in for Y player, are interested in signing such and such a player, have enquired about the availability of so and so…meanwhile other PL clubs make actual bids that have a realistic chance of being accepted, pay agents fees and competitive wages and…yes, actually SIGN some new f@ck!ng players.

  • scottoon

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Off topic but I have been a supporter for over 20 years and the family and I are making our first ever pilgrimage to Newcastle at Christmas. Looking for ideas on places to stay, getting match tickets (vs Arsenal on the 28th), other things to see and do. Anyone that can help let me know at

  • numba9

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Joe the jokerwas only employed by Ashley to take the sh1t directed at jabba he and parsnip both seenm to love doing that…. Open ya eyes and blame the idiot that employs idiots to make him look better … Tightest club in England

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #8


    Yeah have seen interviews with Carr in the past where he said he watches players all the time watches players for years as well said he wanted to bring Cisse/Ba to Man City when he was scout there but work permit issues did not allow it

    I think the problem is we basically always look to go the cheap option but I reckon if we had the likes of Levy as a chairman that would invest every year with Carr’s top picks then I think we would have some squad

  • wynsleap

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #9

    If this owner would like us to believe that we ‘can’t afford’ new signings he must think we are the biggest mugs ever to support a football club.
    Huge TV money, sponsorship, excellent sales of new strip (I’m led to believe), merchandising and season tickets begs the question where is the money going? Certainly not to pay off the debt this club owes to him as it seemingly never reduces from season to season.
    I’m beginning to think I’ll never see a Toon team compete again with the elite of the League or, at least, ever be run again with honesty, decency and ambition in the remaining years of my existence on this black ‘n’ white earth.
    Sad or what?

  • jokinoot

    Sep 1, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I give up can’t be bothered Ashley’s not

  • banjax

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley is making Newcastle and it’s supporters look like a bunch of scratters. Newcastle will lose more ground behind teams like W.Brom, C.Palace if we don’t strengthen the squad. I really hope I am proved wrong, but I fear it’s the Championship again under the ownership of Ashley and the rest of his crap management.


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