Manchester United supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern simply cannot believe what they are reading in the Sun – with the publication claiming that the Red Devils are lining up a shock bid for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie.
Our regular United fans over by the billiards table cannot believe this transfer rumour, and thought it was a joke at first!
The publication claims that Louis van Gaal has sent scouts to watch the Cherries attacker, ahead of a potential January move for the 26-year-old.
The AFC Bournemouth star has been a revelation for the south coast club since he joined from Swindon Town, and he was a pivotal figure in the Cherries’ promotion to the Premier League last season.
Our landlord feels that Ritchie is an excellent player and is incredibly underrated in the top-flight, and feels that if LVG can get the Scotsman for under £10 million, it would be an astute bit of business!
Manchester United fans….. What do you make of this shock news? Would you like to see Ritchie at Old Trafford? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!