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Redknapp, Up To Usual Tricks With Ba

9 years ago
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Harry Redknapp, as usual, made his mouth go yesterday about things that he should keep his trap shut about, so nothing new there.

“Demba Ba’s done great hasn’t he, everybody’s looking at him suddenly, anybody could have had him a year ago. Full credit to Alan Pardew, he took him.

He’s done a fantastic job, what a strike rate he’s got. He’s probably the most in-form striker anywhere at the moment.

They say there’s a release clause in his contract, that’s what we all hear. He’s certainly done well and it will be interesting to see what happens there, but at the moment he’s doing great things for Newcastle.

He’s off to play in the Africa Cup of Nations now, so he’s going to be away for a month or so, so that’s a difficult one.

At the moment, Newcastle have got him and I’m sure Alan wants to keep him. He’d be disappointed if he had to lose him. He would be difficult to replace”.

A few things about this story that shouldn’t really surprise us; Redknapp trying to unsettle a player by publicly declaring his interest in a very transparent way.

On top of that though could you not have expected Demba Ba to have a release clause in his contract?

It is rumoured to be £10m and obviously he was savvy enough to do it at West Ham as he didn’t fancy the Championship. So then coming to an unstable club like Newcastle who have sold some of their best players in the last year and were in the Championship themselves not so long ago, is it any surprise Demba Ba put in some ‘protection’ when he was in such a strong position last summer.

In a positive sense (for the fans) does it really make any difference, the fact the club received £35m for Carroll and income for other players didn’t exactly transfer to similar power in buying players.

I fancy Demba Ba will be definitely up for being a Newcastle player (no matter what some ‘cockney chancer due in court on the 23rd January’ says) and it will all depend on where he sees Newcastle United heading.

If he sees that United are on the up with ambition shown at the top, then it won’t matter if he can leave for 10p, £10m or £30m.

I fancy Demba Ba will be definitely up for being a Newcastle player (no matter what some ‘cockney chancer due in court on the 23rd January’ says) and it will all depend on where he sees Newcastle United heading.

If he sees that United are on the up with ambition shown at the top, then it won’t matter if he can leave for 10p, £10m or £30m.

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