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Wolves should consider swoop for exit-bound Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie

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Wolves should consider swoop for exit-bound Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie

Wolverhampton Wanderers have enjoyed a great return to top-flight football and are still in with a shot of finishing seventh in the Premier League this season.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side made it to the FA Cup semi-finals before their exit and could still secure European football for next year.

There has been colossal progress made at Molineux by Nuno, but the team could still do with a couple of additions going into next year.

One area that Wolves need to strengthen is in the full-back area and a new left wing-back would be ideal.

The West Midlands club should look for a new left-sided defender to compete with youngster Ruben Vinagre, which would leave Matt Doherty and Jonny Castro Otto to battle on the right flank.

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Wolves should consider a move for Newcastle United’s Matt Ritchie, who has been transformed into a quality left wing-back by Matt Ritchie and could be a great target.

According to the Sun, the 29-year-old has been informed he can leave St James’ Park in the summer after a request for a new contract was turned down.

 

It is understood that manager Rafael Benitez has given the green light to sanction the exit of the Scotsman.

Meanwhile, the Mirror have previously reported that it would cost around £10million to prize him away from the North East.

Ritchie’s potential exit would be a surprise given how well he’s played for Newcastle this season, but Wolves should use that to their advantage and consider him for their side.

He is a winger that has been converted into a wing-back and would fit in perfectly with Nuno’s system.

The wide man has a tremendous work-rate that has been a key feature throughout his career and offers some extra quality in attack with his delivery.

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