Would Newcastle's Matt Ritchie be the ideal January addition for West Ham?

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James Park on December 30, 2017 in Newcastle upon...

The Newcastle United ace could be a useful addition to the West Ham United squad this month.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

Hammers boss David Moyes will surely be looking to bolster his ranks this month, with his side looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone.

The Scot has made it clear that he is unhappy with the imbalance of the squad at the London Stadium, highlighting the need for more right-sided wingers at the club.

With this in mind, West Ham should consider a move for Magpies ace Matt Ritchie, who has been linked with a move to Burnley, according to the Daily Mail.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on December 2, 2017 in London, England.

The 28-year-old has appeared in 21 Premier League games for the Toon this season, but has received criticism from some sections of the Newcastle fanbase.

He still has plenty to offer, however, and he could be a really good signing for the Hammers.

The West Ham squad is overloaded with left-sided wide-men, and despite the fact that Ritchie is left-footed, he predominantly plays on the right-wing, and his addition to the Hammers side would undoubtedly help them improve upon the potency of their play in the final third.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United celebrates as he scores their third goal from a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James'...

The former Bournemouth ace is also a set-piece specialist - something that the east Londoners have lacked since Dimitri Payet's acrimonious exit from the club last year.

With the January transfer window now open for business, this will be one for West Ham fns to keep a close eye on, and if Moyes does manage to bring Ritchie to the London Stadium, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for the Hammers.

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