Newcastle United plot ambitious move for Premier League star

By Mark Peters IN General,Transfers - 19:50 Jun 28th 2016

Newcastle United will want to make their stay in the Championship as brief as possible, so expect Rafael Benitez to make one or two quality additions to his squad in the coming weeks.

If reports in The Sun are to be believed then the Spaniard is targeting Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie in an ambitious £10m move.

MATT RITCHIE

Convincing the Scotland international to drop out of the Premier League could prove difficult, but Newcastle are a far bigger club than Bournemouth.

The 26-year-old certainly excelled in what was his first proper season in the English top-flight last time around, helping the Cherries to comfortably avoid relegation:

Matt Ritchie
POS: MIDAGE: 26Y 9M
HEIGHT: 5FT 8INWEIGHT: 11ST 0LB
PL | Bournemouth | 15/1609/10 | Portsmouth | PL
GOALS
ASSISTS
GAMES
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
4
AUG
1
3
SEP
1
1
3
OCT
1
4
NOV
1
5
DEC
3
JAN
1
4
FEB
3
4
MAR
5
APR
2
1
2
MAY
4
6
37
TOTAL
2

In fact, Ritchie weighed in with four goals and six assists from the wing, missing just one match as he added to his two Premier League appearances for Portsmouth back in 2009/10.

Like Andros Townsend, the 26-year-old does his best work when cutting inside from the right onto his left foot, so it is difficult to see the two men playing together in the same side:

Matt
Ritchie
versusAndros
Townsend
MIDPOSITIONMID
26Y 9MAGE24Y 11M
5FT 8INHEIGHT6FT 0IN
11ST 0LBWEIGHT12ST 0LB
 
PL | BOU | | NEW, TOT | PL
06/15 - 06/1606/15 - 06/16
33
STARTS
12
2979
MINS
PLAYED
1153
4
GOALS
4
6
ASSISTS
2
1
OPENING
GOALS
1
WINNING
GOALS
1
4
HOME
GOALS
2
AWAY
GOALS
2
1
HEADED
GOALS
L
3
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
4
745
MINS
PER GOAL
288
5
TOTAL
3

Nigeria_Claim 50 percent Deposit Bonus_632x78px (1)

TOP PUNTERS’ LIVE BETS

Profithunter is an incredibly successful KickOff punter, generating a profit of around £5,000, and we can all win too. Simply ‘Follow’ the top punters, ‘See’ their latest live bets and copy them.

Bet365 are offering a fantastic welcome bonus of up to £200 for new customers, so this is a perfect opportunity to use their money and our punters’ top tips to generate your own profits. Get it here.

Active bettors
Live bets
BETTORTOTAL PROFITBETRETURNS

We have rounded up the latest enhanced odds and price boosts from the bookmakers in one place for your convenience, whilst our Acca Smacker provides expert Kickoff predictions for all of the upcoming games.

EURO 2016 OFFERS

This entry was posted in General, Transfers
and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.