Sky Sports share update on Matt Ritchie’s future after ‘swap deal’ with Bournemouth fails

According to Sky Sports, Bournemouth ‘remain interested’ in re-signing Matt Ritchie this summer – despite him failing to be part of our successful bid for Callum Wilson.

The 30-year-old was heavily linked with a return to the South Coast last week, with widespread reports claiming we’d use the winger as bait in our bid to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth.

A part-exchange was said to have been worked on between the two clubs, but we’ve ended up agreeing a straight £20m deal for Wilson instead.

That said, it seems the Cherries are still eager to bring him back to the Vitality – although Sky Sports believe his wage demands are thought to be an issue.

Ritchie signed a new deal at St James’ Park earlier this year – extending his current contract until 20203 – and received a pay rise as a result to take his wages beyond £50,000, according to Lee Ryder.

He may be a top target of Jason Tindall’s (the new Bournemouth boss) and be eager to live closer to family down South, but money talks and he’ll still demand a decent fee.

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3 thoughts on “Sky Sports share update on Matt Ritchie’s future after ‘swap deal’ with Bournemouth fails

  1. im curious where the money is coming from ashley would not spend money loke this for a club he no longer wants i wo xer what is going on behind the s enes

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  2. john:
    im curious where the money is coming from ashley would not spend money like this for a club he no longer wants i wonder what is going on behind the scenes

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