Newcastle boss Pardew hopes Debuchy deal convinces Ba to stay

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew hopes their signing of Mathieu Debuchy convinces Demba Ba to stay.

The Magpies are hopeful of pushing through their protracted move for the 27-year-old Lille full-back later this week after tracking the France international for more than a year.

Pardew said: "When you sign good, senior international players, which he is, it's going to give everybody a boost, your senior players too.

"I hope that's the case - but we are still far from a deal yet."

Have your say

Related Images