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Are Newcastle Getting Close To New Demba Ba Deal?

We knew last week that Newcastle United were continuing to negotiate with Demba Ba’s representatives, in the hope that they could get a new deal agreed to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle, on a new long term contract.

Demba Ba – decent chance Newcastle can get him on new deal?

The current contract of course is causing no end of trouble for the Tyneside club, once that release clause was revealed by none other than Harry Redknapp, the former Spurs manager, back in January.

And since it became active in June and July, Ba has been linked with numerous clubs, and he is now linked with Liverpool, who may move for the Senegal striker when the release clause again becomes active in the January transfer window.

The good news is that Newcastle are still negotiating with Demba Ba’s people, so the hope is that a new deal can be agreed before January 1st rolls around, and Newcastle may even be hopeful of striking a deal in the next month.

If Ba does sign a new deal at Newcastle, it would mean Ba could still leave in January, but that would be extremely unlikely.

Anybody coming in for Ba in January would then have to pay his market price, which is an awful lot higher than the £7M release clause, and it’s understood that Ba and his representatives get about £5M of that amount, which would leave very little left for the Newcastle coffers.

Hey, maybe Liverpool will come in with another one of those £35M offers for the Senegal Striker?

Here’s Demba Ba’s twitter account if you’d like to let him know that you want him to sign a new deal at the club, and of course there would be no release clause in that new contract – no way.

It would be great news if Newcastle announce before the new year, that the club have agreed a deal to keep Demba Ba at Newcastle, simply because he’s a great striker and he’s not too bad a guy either. 😀

It would be fantastic news, and we wouldn’t put it past Newcastle to be able to achieve that goal.

What do you think?

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48 comments so far

  • breno95

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s off.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope so very much, because he will be very difficult to replace if he goes. He has been the main man for most of his time on Tyneside and has never failed to deliver goals in a central role or make a vast contribution if played out wider.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m gunna go out on a limb and say Demba Ba has to be one of the best signings NUFC have ever made. I mean we got him on a free ( I know agent fees ) and he has barely missed a game, not to mention he has scored for fun and seems like a nice humble bloke. Can’t say the same for his agent like 🙂

  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Demba is no mug, under that smiling, syrup slurping countenance, make no mistake.

    I believe he will actually stay. He is wanted, the fans love him, he loves the toon and all it stands for!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Demba Ba is in danger of getting Micheal Owen status,although we like him being here he’s not as Pards says making the right noises about staying here,I obviously don’t know what the reasons are behind the contract situation but if he want’s off because some club will offer him double money,then what can you do about that.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #6

    How can you not love Demba? He is a top man, and also a top player. If he goes, I’ll cry as long as I possibly could 🙁 . Especially if it’s to another team in the EPL:(

  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail – not a damned thing mate. If Demba is looking for a major payday, the toon is not the place to get it – the bindippers, having no morals, would gladly double his money!!

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Well, he might just be too expensive for us at the end of the day. He really does appear to be a top notch player who will surely draw serious interest from elsewhere in January.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #9

    I would be gutted if he left,but I’m afraid that if he went the Mashley spin would that be that he was too greedy and therefore would be looked in the same light as that little welsh guy with the helicoptor.

  • pedro

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I still think Ba will stay. His form and consistency deserve being on par with the highest earners at the club. We’ve seen nothing of his so called injury problems which was the issue when we first signed him and he has become a crucial part of the team. Give him a good contract and end this annoying clause chat every window!

  • nick_9

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Where does Pards say he isn’t making the right noises?

    Typical how so many of our better players become disillusioned.

  • woolerbill

    Nov 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #12

    the sooner the better, go Ba, go. If you wanted to stay with us , you would have done so by now. This man has only one interest and that’s more money than we can offer. He will go in the window, then we can get on with our dreams.

  • nufc786

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #13

    im just hoping Ba’s dodgy Representatives arent meddling around with the money factor………

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #14

    They’re all a bunch off money grabbing c****.

    Would love him to stay,but if he’s offered more money elsewhere,he’ll be off.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #15

    The posetives with Ba is that he has this so called nuclear reactor knee which is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off which may keep the big-big clubs away even though he is probably our least injury prone player. Also he is very good friends with Cabaye and Ben Arfa so that might effect his decision. I just think that he wants a rise which is understandable the way he played last season and and started this one. He is second top scorer behind Van Persie despite being in a weaker team that creates less chances so we all know the boy can play.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Just seen the team line ups in the Guardian. We’re in with a big chance because the bindippers appear to have penciled in Norman Wisdom at right back to counter HA. Then again it has Shola lining up again on the right wing, kee-rist!!!

  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Bambi should be nowhere near the starting line-up, he hasn’t got 90 minutes in him. As an “Impact Sub” on for the last 10 or 15 mins, he could be a great asset against tired defenders, but no way should he start.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes, Shola is my hero, but I don’t want him in the starting 11 if at all possible, and certainly not on the wing, having said that, the cross he put in for Ba to inexplicably miss last week, was sublime.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Ba is the guy in form, Cisse has to play as I see it, so why not essentially play Cisse predominately out wide and Ba through the middle and encourage movement between the two. They did it last season, and Cisse did effectively contribute when out wide.

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #20

    New Contract new realese clause – 20 M each side gets 10M i suppose.. No other whay they sign a new contract if less money would be guaranted. Whach this space.

  • nufc786

    Nov 3, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #21

    just something random but interesting

    Baby Thiago’s footballing genes already put a considerable weight of expectation on him to follow in his dad’s footsteps. And that was before this spooky fact was discovered…

    It turns out that Thiago is 869 days younger than Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr. The offspring of Messi’s Real Madrid nemesis was born on June 17, 2010.

    The age gap between the two fathers? Also 869 days.


  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #22

    786 – so, reading between the lines, rattling the rune stones and reading the tea leaves – we are certain to finish higher than the scum over the river!!!

    Seems fair to me lol

  • spitfire_

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Now… it will be very interesting and funny to see what Demba will do… after all he is faithful muslim… and they have a strict rules for grabbing money. And how it wrong to wear “wonga” but its fine to let the leeches around you to blackmail your club… funny days to come.

  • euanpolo

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Alright, here’s my team for tomorrow assuming Ba is not fit:

    Simpson – S.Taylor – Coloccini – Santon
    Cabaye – Perch – Gutierrez
    Obertan – Cisse – Ben Arfa

    Subs: Harper, Williamson, Ferguson, Bigirimana, Anita, Sa. Ameobi, Sh. Ameobi

    I think playing Ben Arfa down the left would be a good move as he’ll be up against Andre Wisdom as opposed to Enrique or Johnson.

  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Demba’s religion is against “Earning, or Charging Interest” in transactions. There is nothing that says he cant charge top dollar for his services.

    If you borrow money, for business, in Saudi, they will take a % of the company shares as payment for the services, rather than interest

  • pedro

    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #26

    I like the idea that we will change the system if Ba is out tomorrow but I fear we will play the same midfield as last week but with Shola and Cisse up front. Not to start the 433 debate but it would be great to take this opportunity to play Ben Arfa and either Obertan/Sammy/Fergie supporting Cisse. Then a midfield 3 of Cabaye, Perch and Anita (but if were honest this will definitely be Jonas). Whoever Pards picks just please get us 3 points from Anfield!

  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #27

    I like Ba. He is a quality player, however he isn’t good enough for Liverpool. Now hold on hear me out. The problem with them is they’re used to buying the best and while Ba is good he isn’t in that category.
    He’ll not be good enough for them and that’s their problem. They cannot understand they don’t sit at the top table anymore. We love Ba, they’ll think he is crap. Ba might not fancy playing for a club where he isn’t appreciated. Liverpool are on the wane and their fans cannot accept it. No player will meet their expectations which creates pressure and that will impact on the team’s performances. Hence the poor home form over the last 2-3 seasons.

  • Widowmaker

    Nov 4, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #28

    U r right, some KOP fans do behave like that, very much like a few of us: little appreciations towards their own players. Ba was one of the top scorer last season having played half season at left wing and joint top scorer playing with a currently underperforming team this season.

    Not good enough!

  • pedro

    Nov 4, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #29

    I think Ba would only go to Liverpool if they offered huge huge wages, 100 grand plus and I cant see that happening. They have had their fingers burned too often with too many big earners, like joe cole and downing and wont offer him that. Why swap us for liverpool unless the pay increase was really significant?

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #30

    My 11 from Keegan thru to Pards.


    Santon Collo Albert Bez

    Gin Fuzz Batty Cabs Ben Arfa

    Shearer Big Dunc


    The Bull
    Rob Lee
    Sir Les

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    Comment #31

    Also, big huzzahs for Pedro (even in decline), Big Andy, Robert, Joey, Dabizas, and Tiote, six players it truly pains me to leave out

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:10 AM

    Comment #32

    Woodgate, yikes! F – we’ve had some good players, and we won exactly jack shit, incredible!

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #33

    Woodgate, yikes! F@ck we’ve had some good players, and we won exactly jack shit, incredilble!, sacre’ bleu!!

  • 89Norcal

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #34

    Alright, a win tomorrow at Anfield would see us up to 6th or 7th spot, depending on whether West Brom beat the desperate Southampton. Really not too bad considering injuries and our mixed form.

    I wouldn’t be surprsied if we’re pushing for Ba’s new contract with the form he’s in. Anything that breaks his 7m release would likely put him out of the spending considerations of the clubs who are ogling him.

    Just please Pards, with your MotS powers, make Cisse and Ba work together!

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #35

    F@ck it! Woody ya’ in, Fabulous Phillipe Albert will just have to cool his heels on the bench, and as for Tayls, sorry son, I’m afraid it’s back to the reserves for you, tiger.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    Comment #36

    Andy Cole? Crikey!!!

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #37

    Jaw my 11
    Beye woody colo santon
    Hba lee ginola
    Shearer sir les

  • check the toastie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #38

    lets hope we try and keep the ball today, rather than just loafing it up the pitch.

    My Team

    Santon Saylor Collo Fergy
    Cabaye Jonas
    Obertan BenArfa Sammy

    If Pardew plays 442 with Jonas LM, it will be another painful 90 minutes and another indication on just how clueless Pardew is.

    Would be nice if our midfield could actually play a bit higher up the pitch today and not just sit on our back 4 as normal. Not expecting anything but a loss.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #39

    Mmm… Beye , that jumpship turncoat. Pretty f@cken good though, I must admit. The dunce should never have left.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Nov 4, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #40

    Check…if we are going to play 4-4-2 it is not going to be easy keeping possession and putting the opposition under any kind of pressure.

    The reason why we hoof it is because we lack pass and movement – Pardew even admitted to this earlier this week (I just wonder why he doesn’t do anything about when he has identified the problem :))

    I an 4-4-2 the fullbacks need to ad to the MF by overlab runs when going forward and you need a RM and LM that are actually midfielders and not forwards.

    Jonas is not the problem here – the problem for me is the fullbacks (RB) and our CM, who doesn’t anything going forward and cannot keep possession. Top this with the fact that you have to create enough chances to warrant two forwards.

    We don’t! Outcome: The 4-4-2 fails miserable!


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