Pardew blasts Ba’s advisors
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Senegalese striker Demba Ba is a top transfer target of the title contenders in the Premier League. AFP photoNewcastle manager Alan Pardew has accused Demba Ba’s agents of giving bad advice to their client as the Senegal striker continues to be linked with a move away from St James’ Park.
Ba, who has scored 13 goals this season, has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave Newcastle if a club bids seven million pounds and the former West Ham star has been linked with a host of teams ahead of the January transfer window.
Chelsea was the latest side to express interest in Ba, with representatives of the 27-year-old reportedly holding talks with the Blues.
“In some respects, I feel a little bit sorry for Demba as well because I think people who are representing him are not actually representing him,” Pardew said.
“There are people out there who are saying this who are not actually involved or want to be involved, and that’s the sort of world we are in. “The contract is what it is, we are all aware of that, and for me, I need it resolved as quickly as possible.”