According to a piece from the Chronicle, Newcastle United are believed to have held ‘positive talks’ with players Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie over new deals – with these supporters not exactly holding the same positivity over the news.
Shelvey, who has stated to the Chronicle in the past that he is ‘playing for a new contract’, has been a key man for the Magpies when on form – scoring five goals from midfield this season and averaging a 73.6% pass success rate (as per WhoScored.com). Ritchie, while being sidelined for most of the campaign so far with an ankle injury, has blossomed for Newcastle when he has played in recent seasons – becoming an integral figure during the Championship-winning 2016/2017 campaign and having two debatably good years back in the Premier League.
However, according to these Magpies supporters, offering the duo new deals isn’t worth the club’s time – with a small section of the fanbase taking to social media and hammering the potential decision.
Find all of their comments surrounding the contract news below.
What are they doing? They should be sold never mind giving them new contracts…
— Sha💥 (@Mickey_sha_10) January 12, 2020
To many players at the club that need to go to
— Kyle (@Geordiekylee) January 12, 2020
nothing against ritchie, hard worker but shelvey is overated. Hes talented for sure but hes lazy. All the games he has shone in has been where the other teams made the mistake of allowing him to play. We gotta aim for higher calibre players but again wont happen under Ashley
— Rick Fury (@rick_vengeance) January 13, 2020
You know what they say about doing the same thing over again and expect diffferent results
— Rated R Superstar (@RatedRS67933848) January 12, 2020
Should be moving both players on in the summer imo.. Thats if we want to progress.. And yes.. I know we don’t
— Gimpa (@markytoonlad) January 12, 2020
Like two new signings… That concludes our transfer business folks
— CushdelaCush (@cushdela) January 12, 2020
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