Newcastle pair Fraser, Ritchie attracting January interest

Newcastle pair Fraser, Ritchie attracting January interest

Newcastle United midfielders Ryan Fraser and Matt Ritchie are attracting growing interest ahead of the January market.

Chronicle Live says Fraser is attracting interest from a number of clubs ahead of the January transfer window, while Ritchie's future remains up in the air on Tyneside, Chronicle Live understands.

The Magpies duo have had to settle with bit-part roles of late with Eddie Howe's other options flourishing during Newcastle's impressive run of form.

Fraser is being eyed by a handful of Premier League and Championship sides, all of which are situated down south ahead of the upcoming winter market. The 28-year-old made the tough decision to leave a settled life in Bournemouth for a trip up north to Newcastle back in 2020 but may now make a return to the south coast when the transfer window reopens.

Ritchie is another player who has struggled for minutes as he enters the business end of his career. The 32-year-old has only played one minute of league football this term despite being an ever-present figure on Tyneside in years gone by.