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Stoke’s Actual Bid For Ritchie Revealed – Townsend Not Too Expensive

If Sky Sports are correct, then Andros Townsend is not that expensive and two years after we sold him to Crystal Palace for £13M Palace want £17M for him.

That would be an excellent deal for Newcastle – just a premium of £4M after two years.

And we know the England winger will be able to slot right into the way Rafa wants him to play.

Matt Ritchie – Stoke bid £11,5M for him – turned down

Here’s the tweet today from Sky Sports north-east correspondent Keith Downie on Ritchie and Townsend:

If that’s true, Newcastle haven’t turned down a bid for Ritchie from Stoke for £15M as recently reported.

But rather, it’s almost the same fee we paid for the Cherries winger two years ago.

It seems that if the Potters raised their bid to a little over £15M then Rafa could let him go.

But before Matt leaves (if he does) Rafa will also want Kenedy into Newcastle.

However, the reports are that Chelsea want £30M for the 22-year-old Brazilian, who did so well for us on loan this year.

But we seriously doubt the fee is that high – and maybe £20M is more realistic?

It would be a coup for Rafa is he can get both Kenedy and Townsend into Newcastle this summer.

If he does then it could mean the likable Matt Ritchie is on his way after an excellent two years at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

172 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #161
  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 7, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #162

    Jib the Google gaffemeister strikes again with more duff info.
    This time it is so duff it is actually very funny. What a divvy.

  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #163

    Mr Tuff
    The problem with teasing folk
    If the teaser (me) has 10 times the
    brain power of the tease (thee)
    the operation is a bit pointless.
    It’s a bit like Tim Vine doing
    stand-up in front of head – hunters from Borneo

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 7, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #164

    How ironic will it be for England to be knocked out today after all the talk of avoiding Brazil and the ‘easier’ half of the tournament.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 7, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #165

    RIP Steve Ditko

  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #166

    I often thought Stan Lee stole some of his thunder

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 7, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #167

    Stan Lee’s nephew went to DABS.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 7, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #168

    Sorry. That was for Jib.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 7, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #169


    Get them thoughts out of ya head sunshine.

  • Phil K

    Jul 8, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #170

    Thought Ritchie had a decent season and seemed to be bedding into Prem football requirements
    Would Townsend be an improvement ? Possibly. We’ve seen what he can do

  • Phil K

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #171

    Oh no ! Steve Ditko died ? Well he would be 95-ish
    One of my childhood heroes. Spider-Man was never as good after he stopped drawing it.
    And Ive seen the ORIGINAL cover for Amazing Fantasy 15 where SM makes his first appearance
    I’d say Ditko’s was a little better than King Kirby’s famous one that replaced it
    We’ll toast him next time we’re out

  • Phil K

    Jul 8, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #172
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