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.
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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…
I’d rather keep Ritchie…
— Grant Ridley (@grantridley) July 13, 2018
Then we keep Ritchie, simple. ?
— Niki (@Nikijosie) July 13, 2018
Ritchie aĺl day for me 100%grafter
— Tony boyd (@boyd_tony24680) July 13, 2018
Matt Ritchie all day long.
— Michael Donnelly (@michael65959307) July 13, 2018
Show some class and loyalty, something that is missing today. #keepRitchie
— Ed Papworth (@EdPapworth) July 14, 2018
Stick to what we no best even on bad day Ritchie always gives ?%
— john gallagher (@deangall) July 13, 2018
Ritchie the other disgraced our club by running at the first opportunity
— Stu lennox (@Stu99Stu) July 13, 2018
Love Matt Ritchie !!! Townsend didnt want to stay with us.
— delia armstrong (@DeliaFender) July 13, 2018
I’d be gutted to see Richie go, he might not be the best player in the world ? but gives 100% for the club week in week out.
— Scott Shearer (@ScottShearer15) July 14, 2018
Ritchie for me. He wanted to be at #NUFC through it all, not just when the going is good.
— Stephen Gordon (@SteeGee) July 14, 2018