MATT RITCHIE could be set for a move to one of the Premier League’s big boys this summer.
The 26-year-old midfielder has been a revelation for Bournemouth this season and has attracted the attention of a number of top clubs, with Tottenham now showing interest.
The Sun reports:
“Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the latest Premier League boss keeping tabs on Bournemouth wide-man Matt Ritchie.
“Argentine Pochettino – renowned for his love of young British talent – is considering a summer swoop for the former Swindon and Portsmouth ace.
“The midfielder has scored 30 goals in 123 league games since joining the Cherries from Swindon in a bargain £400,000 deal three years ago.”
We think Tottenham would be the ideal destination for Ritchie. Spurs are a young and exciting side on the up and they play an attacking, open brand of football not dissimilar to that of Bournemouth.
He has proved his quality in this his first season in the Premier League and with his work-rate and passing ability he would slot seamlessly into a Spurs side who, unlike their two rivals, are guaranteed to be playing Champions League football next season.
Ritchie is more likely to be a regular starter at White Hart Lane, with United and Chelsea in particular more renowned for bringing in big names from overseas.
The Scotland international would be a huge loss to Bournemouth but boss Eddie Howe would be reluctant to stand in his way if Spurs followed up their interest and it would be a huge surprise if Ritchie is still a Cherries player at the start of next season.
Would Spurs fans like to see Ritchie at White Hart Lane?