Newcastle United ‘agree terms’ with Senegalese international Demba Ba

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Demba Ba celebrates after scoring for West Ham in the Premier League

Ba - Reports are suggesting we have signed the African for a small amount

There are reports swirling around both Twitter and a few radio stations that we have signed Demba Ba for a minimal amount. The Senegalese international is supposedly a free transfer now after a clause in his contract was triggered, seeing him become a free agent courtesy of West Ham’s relegation from the Premier League. I’m sure most of us will have noticed that he scored a nice few goals in his time at Upton Park and tried his best to keep them in the top flight. In fact, he scored on the day they were relegated from the Premier League - helping them into a two goal lead at the DW Stadium only for Wigan to come back and secure a dramatic 3-2 victory.

I for one would like to see Demba Ba at Newcastle United because I think he has the ability to grab a fair few goals a season, especially with Yohan Cabaye behind him! I remember the day I saw that Stoke City were closing in on his signature and I was quite disappointed because I had a feeling that his talents would not be appreciated at the Britannia in any shape or form.

However, that move broke down due to a failed medical, Ba’s knee which caused serious concern for Stoke City manager Tony Pulis.

Only lately, there were more reports that the strikers knee could be one injury away from ending his career - and we wouldn’t want that to happen on Tyneside, as we’ve seen that kind of stuff too many times before.

If we could keep him fit, and indeed manage to sign him up on a free transfer with average wages: then it will be a very good deal for Newcastle United.

He can score goals that’s for sure, and we certainly need reinforcements up front. He is a risk, but I’d be willing to take that risk as he’s still relatively young at 26 years old.

Providing he looks for normal wages, and we have some sort of clause in the contract so that we don’t get screwed if his knee explodes then I say why not?

What do you lot think?

Comments welcome as always 🙂

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Magpie5uk: ⏱ 11/06/2011

pay as you play deal i hope!

Stephen: ⏱ 11/06/2011

We have bad luck with injuries injuries so the chances of his knee plaing up are quite high I'd say but he seems like a player and free so seems good business.

Giimps: ⏱ 11/06/2011

Better than what we have (Shola anyway) more mobile ,even with his dodgy Knee he is quicker and more intelligent than (Shola), give him a go is what I say

Surreytoon: ⏱ 11/06/2011

So what if 1 month into the new season he gets injured and is out for several months or worse? Will we be relying on Shola//Loven and Best? I hope we are after another first rate striker to mitigate that risk, and perhaps with a view to 442 at home against weaker opposition. Ideally top class, or worse case an up and coming circa 21yr old who looks like he can make it. Playing Ben Arfa or another midfielder up front in that scenario is not ideal.

Wayne73morrison: ⏱ 11/06/2011

Good player you will love him up there Good Luck Demba, Cant blame him for leaving ! Goos luck next season Toon army !

giimps: ⏱ 11/06/2011

very big of you m8, hope yous come straight back up, too big a team and club to be down there, poor judgement by your owners let you down

ray hammer: ⏱ 11/06/2011

he did okay for us hammers but dont think he'll be able to keep injury free for much longer and as you know we carry too many injured players. ie dyer and  yes scotty parker was good for us but i believe we have had the best from him and at his age who ever gets him next will have no sell on value

21april1986WHU8NEWCASTLE1: ⏱ 11/06/2011

IF and i mean IF we have the misfortune to lose Ba, He will light up the Prem with a solid team behind him. But unfortunatly for you lot its all twitter lies and bulsh*t and Ba will still be a Hammer next season.....All the best regardless and hope to be playing you soon.

Doocey: ⏱ 11/06/2011

I'm pretty sure Demba Ba is a free agent now after a clause was triggered when West Ham were relegated, seeing him leave the club for nothing.

Bobby Drew: ⏱ 12/06/2011

Coming from a west ham fan, he is a great player and will immediately be a crowd pleaser up there! But, he said he was not going to decide on his future till he was back from holiday. It's all happened way to quick in my honest opinion.

Shola: ⏱ 12/06/2011

giimps your name is apt. pray tell how do you know how intellent i am

steephen: ⏱ 15/06/2011

hear m8 you will never cum up 4 a few good years 2 cum