It seems a little bit odd if Newcastle are in negotiations with Bournemouth regarding a swap deal that would take winger Matt Ritchie back to Bournemouth and bring striker Joshua King to Newcastle.
Bournemouth would also receive some cash from Newcastle as part of the proposed deal.
We’re not at all sure about this one – always assuming the report in the Sun is accurate.
Matt Ritchie – fans don’t want to lose him
Here are some comments from Newcastle fans who took to Twitter on hearing the news.
Just seen this according to The Sun is this swap deal going to happen between Matt Ritchie & Josh King ? How foolish that would .. there’s money there Mike just give Rafa the bloody money & let him invest in quality move with the times or the times will move on without #NUFC
— john_NUFC42 (@john_nufc42) June 24, 2018
Don’t believe that Matt Ritchie (plus cash) swap rumour for Josh King.
It’s simply not true.
There’s no way on God’s earth that we would get rid of him in that way.#NUFC
— Burnsie ?? NUFC ??? (@BenArfaChance) June 24, 2018
You get pace, power and flexibility as striker/winger in King. But he’s not a good finisher, nor a good crosser. Plus he hates it on the wing to begin with. Ritchie – 100% all the time, offensively, defensively, great crosser & set piece taker. Can/will score goals too. #nufc https://t.co/dycHLXI0Or
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) June 24, 2018
So we’re in talks with Bournemouth about swapping Ritchie for King apparently. Not sure about this one. #NUFC
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) June 24, 2018
I wouldn’t be mad about a Ritchie/Josh King swap deal, Ritchie has been great for us but I think rafa probably wants wingers like Kennedy n townsend with pace and flair #NUFC
— David Baty (@Vomero81) June 24, 2018
— Toon Transfer News (@toontransfer) June 24, 2018
I know it’s only a rumour but that would be the worst thing the club could do in swapping king for Ritchie. JK’s pace, skill and power are far too vital. MR is an average at best PL player. Absolute suicide deal. #afcb #nufc
— RML (@Robmatlee) June 24, 2018