Posted on Monday, 17th December 2012 by The Goon
The Senegal international has yet to sign a new deal at Newcastle in order to scrap the reported £7.5 million buyout clause which is in his initial contract he signed in the summer of 2011.
As a result, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, as well as others, are chasing the striker, though Newcastle are desperate to keep hold of the former West Ham forward.
However, his latest comments will no doubt spread concern among St. James’ Park and subsequently optimism around The Emirates.
Apparently, Ba knows of Arsenal’s interest and claims he could be the man to strengthen their forward line this winter.
The Daily Mail reports Ba told Canal+ on Sunday evening:
‘I have nothing to say about those speculations [with Arsenal]. Nothing has happened.
‘The media know Arsenal need another striker and they know about my release clause. They need to make their own mind up about it.
‘Arsenal are one of those teams who makes you dream.’
Ba has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances so far in the Premier League for Alan Pardew’s side and, after hearing the Senegalese’s praise towards Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger will surely meet the forward’s release clause when the January transfer window opens.
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