Demba Ba Cash Windfall Revealed
We’ll shortly find out whether we will be watching Ba in black & white for much longer but if he does move then according to press reports he will be be entitled to a significant part of the transfer fee.
According to The Sun, Demba will pocket £2.5m if a £7.5m transfer deal is pushed through.
If the information proves correct, and there have been constant references to Ba and his representatives being entitled to a significant part of any transfer deal, then it would of course leave Newcastle with a £5m return for their top scorer.
With any potential deal it depends on your starting point if you are looking to see whether United should feel hard done by.
Eighteen months ago, player and club agreed a deal that suited both. No transfer fee payable to West Ham and Ba gets a clause allowing him to move if the move goes bad – especially if Newcastle end up relegated like his last club.
The fly in the ointment is that Ba has been a resounding success, banging in the goals and no signs of the rumoured injury concerns with his knee.
If he’d been rubbish we wouldn’t be having this conversation but as a success, Ba is clearly worth more than he was those eighteen months ago.
At one extreme, if he went to QPR then my opinion of him would plummet.
On the other hand, if Arsenal became a reality then how could you blame him? Newcastle went backwards in the summer showing no ambition, while Arsenal are top four and in the Champions League every season.
Yes they haven’t won a trophy for all of seven years but with the way their club is run they are capable of stepping up any time.
As for our club, this transfer window should tell us a lot about any ambitions Mike Ashley might have, maybe one of the biggest pointers would be if they convinced Demba Ba that this is a club looking to achieve.
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