Bournemouth fans, if you haven’t heard, cover your ears cause this one will hurt. Matt Ritchie has joined recently relegated Newcastle. Yes, a player who painstaking climbed through the ranks of the English Football League with your beloved Cherries, has decided after only one short season in the top flight, to drop down a level to play for Raffa Benitez and Newcastle.
Cherries’ in the Football Transfer Tavern are hurting, Without doubt their best player last season, the 26-year-old has upped and left.
The former Swindon winger scored 31 goals in 129 appearances for the South Coast club, including four in the Premier League last season, he has been a key element of the squad in their rise to the top flight.
Players like Ritchie don’t tend to come along very often for a club like Bournemouth but fear not all you loyal Cherries, for these five players might, just might, be eligible replacements for the super Scot. So, get another pint or two, a packet of crisps and check out Matt Ritchie’s possible replacements.
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