Top clubs show interest in Newcastle star Demba Ba

GOALDEN WONDER: Newcastle United's Demba Ba
GOALDEN WONDER: Newcastle United's Demba Ba

NEWCASTLE United will look to offer Demba Ba a new contract to fend off interest in the in-form striker.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp yesterday angered the club when he suggested Ba has a release clause in his contract.

The 26-year-old, yesterday named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for December after scoring five goals in six games, has been sensational since joining the club on a free transfer from West Ham United in the summer.

Ba signed off ahead of the African Cup of Nations with his 15th goal of the season in Wednesday night’s 3-0 win over Manchester United.

And his form at the Sports Direct Arena at St James’s Park means he’s being closely watched by a number of Premier League managers, among them Redknapp.

Redknapp said: “Demba Ba has done great, hasn’t he? Everybody’s looking at him suddenly.

“Anybody could have had him a year ago. Full credit to Alan Pardew, he took him.

“They say there’s a release clause in his contract, that’s what we all hear.”

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