As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Demba Ba impressed by Newcastle market work

Demba Ba has been impressed by Newcastle United's market work.

Toon have strengthened this summer with the signings of Sven Botman and Nick Pope, while bringing Matt Targett back on a permanent deal.

But Eddie Howe and Co have not splashed the cash as much as some people were expecting them to.

Ba told iNews: "It looks like a long-term thing for them. Everyone was expecting something like Manchester City from Newcastle but actually, no.

"My question is: 'What are the long-term goals?' For City, for PSG you understood straight away what their goal was – we need to win the Champions League, no matter how.

"We must build our legacy and how much will it cost us? We don't care. With Newcastle United, it's like they came in, everyone expected them to splash the cash and kill the transfer market but no.

"They are building a team rather than buying individuals and I would like to know what their objectives are this season, five years down the road and 10 years down the road.

"I'm sure they would like to win the Champions League but the way they are moving forward they are building the foundations. And I think it's smart."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free