Newcastle fans don’t want to lose Ritchie to sign Townsend

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a report claiming it’s one or the other between Andros Townsend and Matt Ritchie, and it’s bad news for Townsend.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle will only sign Townsend if they can offload Ritchie.

The Magpies have been heavily linked with a return for Townsend, who scored some wonderful goals during his short stint on Tyneside.

However, plenty of fans haven’t forgiven the 26 year-old for jumping ship when Newcastle were relegated, and it seems they’d much rather stick with Ritchie.

The Scottish midfielder is as hard working and passionate as they come, and has himself grabbed a couple of wonderful goals for the Toon Army.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s move to Liverpool has now opened the door for Ritchie to make the switch to Stoke, as the Potters look for proven Championship talents.

The 5 ft 8 ace hasn’t found the same success in the Premier League that he had in the Championship, but he is loved by fans on Tyneside, and they’re all saying the same thing in response to the latest report.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…