Top Player Considering Leaving Newcastle This Summer

The Mirror is reporting today that Matt Ritchie will want more than £60K/week to move to Stoke City this summer.

So this suggests he is considering moving back to the Championship to try to help Stoke get promoted next season.

But he wants big money to do that for a second time in two years after he moved down a league from Bournemouth to help Newcastle get promoted.

Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie – after scoring last season

And that’s what he did – scoring 16 goals for us and getting 9 assists and he was our Player of the Season in our promotion year.

He was supposed to have been offered £75K/week to move in reports earlier this week so they are  not true – more “paper talk”.

It would be worth it to Stoke to get Ritchie but Newcastle are said to want 1£5M to persuade Rafa to part with one of his favorite players.

And Newcastle fans are not too happy about the winger possibly leaving the club as he epitomizes the passion and spirit of Rafa’s Newcastle United side. have listed every player’s wages at Newcastle and Ritchie is near the top of the list with £45K/week.

He really earns those wages at Newcastle with his all-out endeavor and he is also a strong voice in the dressing room and an excellent team player.

The report also says Stroke will have to wait for Ritchie with Rafa Benitez trying to bring in both Kenedy and Andros Townsend to be the potential starters on each wing next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    While England are a long way from being as pleasing on the eye as Belgium for example and lack any playmaking creative players, at least it’s not as grim as watching an Allardyce team, although we haven’t really played anyone yet. So I don’t think we can overly congratulate the FA yet, but just be very grateful Fat Sham was found out.

  • Jib

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Dubai Micky
    Are you aware how many times Ashley
    bailed out Rangers and stopped them from
    going under ?
    No ?
    I thought not
    Just keep beating that old Ashley is a twat drum

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    rotonda, id not be sleeping too well if we still had hart in goal. having pickford on form could make the difference when we play the big boys. although the population of croatia and belgium combined is probably less than half ours.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4


    Just makes me think, why would anyone attempt to buy NUFC with all that contractual undercutting?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    im glad delle scored because hes been a bit off form. maybe this will be the start of one of his goal gluts. seems weird to say it but kane looks like he needs a goal for confidence. i mean a proper goal from open play. apart from the first game weve not been getting the ball to him that often hence him coming back into midfield so often.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Fat Sam “I am jealous, it should be me”!!

  • jane

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    “Summary – Asley’s a twat of the highest order.”

    the gist of the piece is that King is a twat. should read your own posts!

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    In future i shall have to be much more considered about the statements I make, so that I do not express another Jibberism.

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9


    Would you really class Hazard as a midfielder?

    He plays anywhere in the front 3 berths or behind as a second striker, but mostly plays on the left wing. I personally wouldn’t consider him a midfielder, what makes you think he’s a midfielder?

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    There can be more than one twat in any given situation.

  • lesh

    Jul 8, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Apart from you no one can defend Ashley’s obsession with money and more particularly squeezing the sap out of businesses he is or has been involved with. He appears to have no moral or ethical codes of behaviour, seems to have sociopathic traits and is a disgrace to humanity.

    How you or anyone can defend him beats me.


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