Ritchie to fund Newcastles move for Townsend

first_imgNewcastle United are willing to sell Matt Ritchie to Stoke to finance Andros Townsend’s move back to St. James Park, according to Sky Sports.Relegated Stoke are believed to be interested in signing the Newcastle winger but are yet to meet the club’s valuation of their player.Gary Rowett’s stoke have made an offer around £11.5million for the former Bournemouth winger but the hierarchy at St. James Park want around £15million for the Scotland international.Ritchie’s career could have ended says Bruce Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 According to the Newcastle United manager, the career of Matt Ritchie might have ended with the “horror” tackle made by Hamza Choudhury from Leicester City.A move back to the North-East for Andros Townsend looks set to be on the cards should Newcastle offload Ritchie. Townsend has been linked with a move back to Tyneside for the past two transfer windows with his current club Crystal Palace open to offers.Initial talks have been held between Palace and Newcastle but a bid is yet to be made but is believed the London club want around £17million for Townsend.The former England international joined Palace from Newcastle in the summer of 2016 after Rafa’s side were relegated to the Championship.last_img

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