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Newcastle fans take to Twitter to rubbish reports of Ritchie’s summer exit

Newcastle fans take to Twitter to rubbish reports of Ritchie’s summer exit

As far as importance to this Newcastle United squad goes, the Magpies have Matt Ritchie right up there. The Scottish winger-slash-wing-back is an incredible team player and always gives 110% whenever he plays, and the latest reports from The Sun claim that the ex-Bournemouth man could be set to leave after having a request for a new deal rejected.

Newcastle fans are all in agreement that this must be wrong. The Geordies are all absolutely loving the way that their side is going at the moment, beating Leicester City last Friday was a great result and Matt Ritchie was key to that win as he set up the only goal of the game with a sublime cross. If the rumours are true, the Scotsman could be leaving St James Park, and his exit could be devastating.

Rafa Benitez is the big one, and given the lack of certainty surrounding the talented gaffer, it seems crazy that he’s already having contract talks with some of his players. Even then, if he is to be sorting out the future of some of his stars, the fact that Ritchie is one he’s preparing to let go by not renewing his contract then something is very very wrong, and they’ll be hoping these reports are debunked very quickly.

You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on the Ritchie rumours here:

Whilst the majority of Geordies are writing this one off as rubbish, if it does happen to be true it’s an awful move by the club.

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