The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle striker Demba Ba has a £10million release clause in his contract following his summer move from West Ham. If this is true, it real does not surprise me as I am sure Newcastle thought that Ba would not hit the ground running as he did and £10million would have been a reasonable release clause for him coupled with his £40,000 a week salary.
But now that the Newcastle striker has fired 15 goals already this season, he has become one of the hottest properties in the league.
Now the reason I am running with this story is because we all know we need another striker to join Liverpool and when I saw this story about Demba Ba possibly being available for only £10million, I thought, “could he be a good signing for Liverpool?”
We all know what has happened to the last “hot shot” Newcastle striker we signed! My biggest fear would be that Ba could easily be another Andy Carroll.
Many top clubs would be interested in signing Ba if he is available on the cheap but would be rise to the occasion of playing for a big club? All too often, players who bang in the goals or play really well for the lesser teams, struggle when they move to a bigger club.
At Liverpool we have a perfect example with Charlie Adam. Adam was Mr. Blackpool last season as he virtually pulled the team through the season by himself. But now following his move to Liverpool he has looked pretty average for most parts of the season.
Ba has been banging in the goals for Newcastle this season and some pretty impressive goals at that. Carroll was doing the exact same thing for Newcastle last term and in a way they are two similar players, so the thought of Ba at Liverpool may sound good and exciting at this moment in time as he is the hottest property in the league but I do not think he is what Liverpool would need to sign. What are your thoughts?