Done Deal: Newcastle complete £12m signing of Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to come to a football club like this”

Matt Ritchie

“I loved it at Bournemouth – I had a fantastic time there and it had a huge impact on my career. But when a club like Newcastle comes calling, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.

“It’s fantastic to be here and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of getting the Club back in the Premier League.”

Manager Rafa Benitez added: “We have been following some wingers for a while and Matt was one of the best prospects for this team.

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