Newcastle United winger has suggested that spending money won't necessarily make Rafael Benitez's side stronger.
Ritchie has suggested that spending money won’t necessarily mean that Newcastle will improve their current standing in the Premier League.
But Newcastle supporters feel that Ritchie’s comments are wide of the mark.
The winger said: "I understand, and as players you want to achieve great things, but you have to be realistic.
"Other than the top six, every team can be in the relegation mix.
"Everton spent £100m last season, but with ten games to go, they were still in trouble.
"From the top six down, anyone can be in a relegation battle, anyone.
"Whether they get a bad start or a bad run, you have to be realistic.”
And Newcastle supporters feel that Ritchie is wrong with his analysis.
Money buys you better quality, just look at the difference almaron has made, 21m for almaron or 6m for atsu. We need better quality in the final 3rd if the pitch or we will be battling relegation every season #fact— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) April 16, 2019
Tell that to Man City— ian pollock (@ipolnufc) April 16, 2019
Ritchie just doesn’t want to lose his place in the side, hence his disliking towards Almiron— Latham Anderson (@latham_anderson) April 16, 2019
First lascelles now Ritchie giving Ashley an excuse not to spend.Ssshhhhhh lads!— Martin Williams (@Nitramantra) April 16, 2019
They kind of undermine the managers position of looking for more investment though.— John McHale (@TheMachine1981) April 16, 2019
Well we haven't had any money in the past 60 year, and look, no success!! If success can't be bought, then ask Mr Ashley to let go of some cash, his success rate should thank you Matt. #businessmentor— wearn's world (@Sean1892_) April 16, 2019
Newcastle haven’t spent big in the transfer window over the past two seasons, and there is a feeling that their progress has been halted as a result.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez certainly wants more money to spend, and he has made no secret of that.
There are some doubts over whether Ritchie will be at Newcastle next season, as TeamTalk have suggested he wants a move down south.