Cherries sign Robins winger
Bournemouth have signed winger Matt Ritchie from Swindon for an
The 23-year-old has penned a three-and-a-half year deal, keeping
him at Dean Court until summer 2016.
The Cherries have been chasing Ritchie for a while, putting in a
bid in December 2011 which was rejected.
Ritchie, who has scored 10 goals this season, should go straight
into this weekend’s squad to face MK Dons.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe told the club’s official website: “I
think it sends out a statement of our ambition and what we are
trying to create here. It’s a big signing for us.
“He is someone that we have been watching for a long time
“I have known him a number of years and I have always admired
him as a footballer and as a person, so I think it’s a really good
signing not just for now but for the future as well.”