As January fast approaches, so does speculation regarding the future of Demba Ba.
Once again the future of the Senegal international is up in the air with reports that the striker has turned down a new deal and is wanting a wage somewhere in the region of £90,000 a week.
This has lead to differing reactions from the United fan base, with two distinct camps forming. The blue corner we have those who say Ba is selfish, that he is holding the club to ransom and should be got rid of. In the red corner we have those who say that Ba has been our top scorer and one of the top scorers in one of the most lucrative and “best” leagues in the world for the last two seasons so deserves the money. There are also a number of people, such as myself, stuck in the middle who don’t actually know the facts and aren’t willing to form an opinion based on what is said in the press given the amount of sh*t they spout.
Now I’m not too bothered about wages on offer. For a start it’s not my money or my career so I can’t say one is being tight or one is being greedy. What I can say though is that this circus needs to end one way or another.
Every time the transfer window approaches we are subjected to the same old thing with Demba Ba and it’s starting to annoy me. He might leave, he might stay, but speculation won’t stop until either outcome is guaranteed and even then it will only stop until the summer anyway.
Perhaps it is worth looking at what hasn’t been said rather than what has been said? Has Ba ever directly come out and said that he wants to leave United? One of his “advisors” made hints suggesting that earlier on in the season after his client found himself on the bench, but to my knowledge Ba has never actually said himself that he wants to go.
I’m not purely defending Ba here as there have been enough soundbytes to back up claims that he was unhappy with certain things at the club, although he’s not actually said which things. Speculation has come to the conclusion that it was all about him being unhappy about playing on the left but again there is nothing concrete to back that up. Something isn’t/hasn’t been right though…
And something needs sorting…