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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has warned Newcastle they could lose star striker Demba Ba for a pittance if they do not tie him to a new deal.

Sullivan knows from bitter experience just how painful that could prove after seeing the Senegal international leave Upton Park for nothing during the summer in the wake of the club’s relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Now he is predicting that the Magpies, for whom Ba has scored 16 goals so far this season, could suffer a similar fate if they do not address the issue of the much-publicised release-clause in his contract.

‘I’m told he’s got a £7million get-out at Newcastle and he gets half the money over that,’ Sullivan said, in response to political journalist Iain Dale on his blog West Ham Till I Die.

‘They keep denying it, but I think you’ll see in the summer he will leave Newcastle, or he’ll get a monstrous rise to stay there.

‘If they get about £4m half will go to him, so if they sell him for £7m, they’ll only net about three because they paid his agent £2 million to get him out of here.

‘Getting £3m is not bad, but for a player of his quality, it’s not fantastic.’

Source: DailyMail

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