Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a transfer report, which claims that Matt Ritchie could leave the club this summer.
According to The Sun, Ritchie has been told he can leave Tyneside this summer.
The report claims the winger turned wing-back requested a new deal in a meeting with Rafael Benitez recently, but was rejected.
Set to turn 30 around the start of next season, the Scot was told he would not be offered new terms because of his age.
The age limit on signings and contract extensions has become a major talking point under Mike Ashley, and unsurprisingly fans are not happy with this report.
Ritchie has never produced the end product he did at Bournemouth for the Magpies, but his work rate, leadership and versatility is second to none.
Loads of fans have been giving their reactions to the report, and it’s a mixture of anger, disbelief and even a couple who think it may be a blessing in disguise.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Equivalent to selling Milner to Villa in terms of contribution to the team.
— tony andrews (@TAndrews89) April 16, 2019
Doesn’t sound like something Rafa would say at all. Everyone knows he wants a mixture of youth and experience, if he stays
— Ashley Skelton (@SkeltonAsh) April 16, 2019
I’ve heard this same rumour every single window since we signed him.
£10 says he’s still here in August.
— The Geordie Boot Boy #NUFC (@BootGeordie) April 16, 2019
Richie gives us 100% hard to replace for me
— andy71 (@andysan1971) April 16, 2019
“Loads of crosses”?? 1 decent cross in 10 isn’t good enough, not for this league. Yes he works hard but his quality is lacking. If we’re serious about progression we need better..
— Gary Hardy (@hardy1473) April 17, 2019
That’s just stupid and again the club is going backwards. We need him just for the passion and the way he motivates the team if nothing else. This would be a big mistake in my eyes.
— steven jones (@towlawstev) April 17, 2019
Hes been our most consistent player for 2 seasons now. He will be missed
— Jlm D (@dube_jim) April 17, 2019
Takes a good pen and is 100% commuter and gives all but his final ball is shocking. Struggles to beat the first man
— Ian Sanderson (@ianjsanderson) April 17, 2019