We just hate to put cold water on a story that Newcastle will go after Demba Ba in the summer, when he becomes a free agent, and make no mistake about it, he would be a fantastic signing for us – and we need somebody like Demba back on Tyneside, since it’s almost certain that Loic Remy will leave the club this summer.
Demba Ba – while at Newcastle
But Demba Ba will not be available as a free agent this summer, since he signed a three and a half year deal fifteen months ago at Chelsea – so his contract will still have two years to run in June.
The Daily Mail is reporting the Magpies will offer the 28 year old a contract in the summer, and if that’s true we would expect the contract to be a lucrative one for Ba – who scored a goal in every two appearances for the 18 months he was on Tyneside – 29 goals in just 58 appearances.
And Demba Ba will in all likelihood want Champions League football when he leaves Chelsea in the summer, and he’s already said he’d love to join his home town club PSG in the summer.
And Ba is likely to cost around £7M this summer – and in any case he turns 29 next month – too old for a Mike Ashley run Newcastle United.
Turkish club Trabzonspor almost agreed a deal to sign Demba Ba in January for £7M – – but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho stopped the transfer from happening, but it’s unclear if Ba was willing to move to Turkey.
We’d just love for Newcastle to sign Demba Ba and also Loic Remy – but it would take Newcastle paying out big wages for the both of them, probably over £70K/week to each of them – to entice them to Newcastle, and Mike Ashley is not going to do that.
Unfortunately it’s just not going to happen.
What do you think?