Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to rumours Matt Ritchie could leave

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has reportedly not been offered new terms.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United fans do not appear pleased with the rumours that Matt Ritchie has been told by Rafael Benitez that he can leave St. James’ Park.

The Sun claim that Benitez has decided against offering Ritchie a new contract at Newcastle.

 

The winger has also been informed that he is free to seek a new club in the summer, with Newcastle looking to go in a different direction.

However, Magpies fans feel that Ritchie would be a big miss if he was to depart.

Ritchie has been linked with an exit from Newcastle over the past two transfer windows, but has continued to play a key role on Tyneside.

The Scot appears to be a player who Benitez trusts, but big changes are expected at Newcastle this summer.

If Benitez sticks around the Spanish boss is likely to have been promised funds, as he wants to add quality to Newcastle’s squad.

Ritchie has made 32 appearances for the Magpies this term, scoring twice and claiming five assists.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29:Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United (11) celebrates after scoring Newcastle's second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match...

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