Newcastle United may include Matt Ritchie in a possible swap deal for Callum Wilson, according to talkSPORT.
However, as per the outlet, the Tyneside club may face competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur to get his signature over the line.
Wilson is expected to leave Bournemouth in the summer transfer window following the Cherries’ relegation of the from the top flight into the Championship five weeks ago.
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Consequently, the England international may well be available for a cut-price fee, and former Bournemouth player Ritchie could also be added as a makeweight in order to bring down the potential transfer sum.
Indeed, the £8.55m-valued Scottish international has been a loyal servant at St James’ Park over the last four years, playing in 148 matches in all competitions, including 23 in the 2019/20 season (via Transfermarkt).
However, if it means that the Magpies can sign a proper goalscorer in Wilson, then Ritchie may well have to be sacrificed.
Indeed, the Bourbemouth striker has scored a relatively impressive 91 goals in his club career over 245 games for the likes of Tamworth, Coventry City and the Cherries, with double-figure hauls in three separate seasons (per Transfermarkt).
Also, Wilson is perhaps in his prime years at 28, and so the Toon should really consider doing this swap deal if it means that they can get the centre-forward on their books in time for the 2020/21 season.
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