Liverpool are being encouraged to make a £7.5 million January move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba by various members of the football media.
Demba Ba may have been in good form in the 2012/13 Premier League season, but it’s clear that the Senegal striker is not completely happy at Newcastle.
Goals against Tottenham, Everton and most recently Norwich have seen Ba move to second in the Premier League top scorers list, one of the market you can bet on football with bet365, behind Manchester United’s new signing Robin van Persie.
However, Ba and his agent have indicated that all is not well in the north-east, as Demba wasn’t happy about being left on the bench at Goodison Park last week and his agent was quick to state that his client would seek pastures new if he wasn’t given a starting berth week in, week out.
As for Liverpool, the Reds have had a disastrous start to the season and following defeat against Man United at Anfield yesterday, are still yet to register a win in the league.
The Reds have only netted four times in five Premier League matches to date and without Andy Carroll, with the former Newcastle striker on loan at West Ham, are relying on the misfiring Luis Suarez to find the back of the net.
One of Liverpool’s former players and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson believes that a January move for Demba Ba would help give the Reds more of an attacking threat.
He told the Mirror: “Demba Ba at Newcastle will be one that Liverpool have a look at in January. Alan Pardew has made public the fact that he has that £7.5million release clause”, and while Brendan Rodgers might not have the biggest transfer kitty, it should stretch to that.
Former Magpie Micky Quinn further told the bet365 site that “I think [Ba] will go for more than £7million and I reckon he would be a very tasty player for Liverpool.”
However, would Ba really want to go to Liverpool, as although the Reds are a club with a great history, they’re currently languishing near the bottom of the table and are only at the beginning of a long rebuilding process.
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