In October last year, Tottenham Hotspur were stunned by one of the quickest goals of this Premier League season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went 1-0 down inside 48 seconds of the London club’s first ever top-flight game against AFC Bournemouth when Scotland international Matt Ritchie beat Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a trademark thunderbolt from his weapon of a left foot.
Tottenham went on to win the match 5-1 – thanks largely to Harry Kane’s third senior hat-trick.
Now Pochettino is keeping tabs on Ritchie and considering a summer move for the 26-year-old, according to The Sun.
Spurs may face competition if they pursue Bournemouth’s main midfield man, though.
In an article titled ‘Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea target summer swoop for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie‘, The Sun claim that the player has been scouted by a host of England’s top clubs this season, including those homed at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge.
Ritchie joined Bournemouth from Swindon Town in January 2013.
He scored 26 times in 107 league games for Swindon. To date, he has 30 goals in 123 outings for the Cherries.
England-born Ritchie has represented Scotland seven times at senior international level, finding the net on two occasions.