Matt Ritchie outlines personal target for Newcastle next season

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie celebrates scoring their first goal

Newcastle United recently signed Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth in the summer transfer window.

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie celebrates scoring their first goal

Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has revealed to the club’s official website his personal target for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Championship club Newcastle signed Ritchie from Premier League outfit Bournemouth earlier this month.

The 26-year-old winger signed a five-year contract with the Magpies, who had to pay the Cherries a transfer fee of £12 million, as reported by The Daily Mail.

The Scotland international has revealed his personal target for Newcastle in his debut season at St. James’ Park.

Matt Ritchie celebrates scoring the first goal for Bournemouth

"I try not to set actual numbers but I have in my head that I'd like to get ten goals and ten assists minimum,” Ritchie told Newcastle’s official website when asked if he has set himself any goals or targets.

“But that's a target that, as the season goes on, hopefully I can adjust. The main thing is to have an impact on the team and success of the football club."

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie has a shot at goal

Ritchie has experience of playing in the Championship with Bournemouth, who are now in the Premier League.

The winger scored 15 goals and created 98 chances in 46 Championship matches for the Cherries during the 2014-15 campaign.

The 26-year-old scored four goals and created 40 chances in 37 Premier League games for Bournemouth last season.

Newcastle will be aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship next season and gain automatic promotion back to the Premier League.

The Magpies are building a strong team, having signed, among others, striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace in the summer transfer window so far.

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie in action

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