Demba Ba demands bumper pay-hike for Newcastle stay

Demba Ba is demanding a hike in his Newcastle United wages.

The Sunday Express says Ba is on a collision course with Newcastle United after demanding wages of £90,000 a week.

The striker, who has been a big hit on Tyneside since joining the Geordies at the beginning of last season on a free transfer from West Ham United, is currently on a contract worth £40,000 a week.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has imposed a strict wage ceiling at St James’ Park and the club have indicated to Ba’s advisers that they are prepared to increase his weekly earnings by only £10,000.

It seems increasingly likely that the 27-year-old, who also has a £7 million transfer clause in his contract, will move on – possibly in the January transfer window.

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