Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Pardew: We Can Replace Ba
Independent, January 3rd, 2013 12:06PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

Newcastle United coach Alan Pardew is confident he can find a replacement for striker Demba Ba, who is currently undergoing a medical at Stamford Bridge ahead of a $12 million move to Chelsea. "There is a positive because if he had gone with two days to go of the window and we hadn't got a replacement in, suddenly we are in real trouble,” Pardew said. "We have got time and hopefully that will work in our favor.”

The news from Tyneside has not been good recently. Newcastle is looking down at the relegation zone with a two-point cushion after losing 2-1 at home to Everton on Wednesday. Now it stands to lose top goalscorer Ba who has 13 strikes this season -- just under half the team’s total.

Pardew lamented the fact that Newcastle couldn’t recoup a higher transfer fee for the Senegal international, as a $12 million dollar buy-out clause was built into the player's contract. "When he came, there weren't too many people queuing up,” Pardew said. “I took the opportunity to take him and the clause that went in made a lot of sense at the time for us and for Demba, of course.

"If he hadn't worked out, maybe as well as he has, then it would have been a great deal for us. But it worked out even better for him because he has scored loads of goals and the clause has kicked in and he's moved on. We were all straight and fair with that and there has not been any problem."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA    
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives