Newcastle United should sign these two players to replace Matt Ritchie if he leaves this month

Newcastle United returned to the Premier League last season after pipping Brighton to the Championship title, and Geordie fans here in The Transfer Tavern are delighted with their side’s progress in the Premier League.

The Magpies faithful often park themselves in the booths by the pool table, and many harbour the realistic goal that achieving survival in their first season back at the highest level would amount to a successful campaign. However, our landlord broke some difficult news to fans, with reports in The Daily Mail suggesting the Burnley manager Sean Dyche is lining up a move for star winger Matt Ritchie in the coming days.

A blow should a move materialise, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez must find a replacement, and in a chat with Magpies fans over a game of pool, our landlord couldn’t help but suggest moves for this pair should Ritchie depart for Turf Moor in the next few weeks…

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