Demba Ba Turns Down £70,000 A Week
If true, it would amount to a big departure from Mike Ashley as previous reporting suggested he wouldn’t go beyond £50,000 a week, an increase of £10,000 on Ba’s current £40,000.
Again ‘if’ the story in the Express stacks up, then it would be very disappointing if Ba wasn’t prepared to meet the club somewhere in the middle.
The story further claims that United have a wage ceiling of £60,000 a week, which would be at odds with previous suggestions of what Fabricio Coloccini is on.
Looking at Newcastle’s potential transfer activity in the January window, it is possible we could see a repeat of the Cheick Tiote contract situation.
If you remember, when Tiote was given his improved contract it was presented as a ‘new signing’ and maybe we could see that happen with Demba Ba.
A case of Mike Ashley presenting a new contract for Ba as equalling a ‘new signing’, in his eyes showing a commitment of cash to the fans and maybe by labelling it as new signing material, justifying the extra cash outlay to himself as well.
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