Financial details of the Demba Ba transfer.

Updated: July 18, 2014

Beşiktaş have disclosed the financial details of the Demba Ba transfer to the Istanbul stock exchange this morning.


Beşiktaş JK will pay Chelsea FC a total transfer fee of €6.000.000 to be paid in five total installments spread over 24 months:

  1. €1.500.000 has been paid to Chelsea,
  2. €1.500.000 will be paid on 31.12.2014,
  3. €1.000.000 will be paid on 30.06.2015,
  4. €1.000.000 will be paid on 31.12.2015,
  5. €1.000.000 will be paid on 30.06.2016.

Demba Ba will sign a 4-year contract with Beşiktaş, the financial details have also been disclosed:

  1. 2014-2015: €2.500.000 guaranteed with a €10.000 match bonus, 
  2. 2015-2016: €2.500.000 guaranteed with a €10.000 match bonus, 
  3. 2016-2017: €2.500.000 guaranteed with a €10.000 match bonus, 
  4. 2017-2018:  €2.500.000 guaranteed with a €10.000 match bonus.

In addition to his guaranteed money and match bonusses Demba Ba will also receive a €350.000 bonus after playing a minimum of 6 games in the first half of the season. He will receive another €350.000 bonus uppon reaching 6 games in the second half of the season. This is for the duration of the entire 4-year contract. Which means Demba Ba would earn approximately €3.320.000 guaranteed if he’d meet the requirements of this bonus including his €10.000 match bonusses.

*Note: Demba Ba was on a €2.600.000 deal at Chelsea after taxes, he will make slightly more at Beşiktaş, €2.822.000, if he plays a minimum of 12 games spread equally over both halfs of the season.


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