Aston Villa are ‘very close’ to reaching an agreement with former Everton striker Josh King.
And, as to be expected, the transfer news has had a number of Villa fans talking online.
Villa have already reached an agreement with Norwich City for Emiliano Buendia, and it appears as Johan Lange and Dean Smith now want to bolster their options up front with the services of King.
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Everton confirmed the 29-year-old will leave Goodison Park this summer when his deal expires. He only arrived in February but failed to score or provide an assist in his 11 Toffees outings.
Villa have the chance to sign King for nothing, and it appears as if they are wasting no time in their attempts to seal a free transfer for the Norway international.
Villa fans react
@AVFC_News shared the update on King on Twitter on Wednesday, asking fans if they would like to see a cut-price move go through.
These Villa supporters were all keen for a deal to materialise…
“On a free… mint signing. Similar player to Watkins and a good enough back up. Provides competition to Wesley and Davis and adds to squad depth with an attacking option on the bench. Be silly to say no to this.”
“On a free no brainer. Davis for all his good work doesn’t score goals and Wesley me personally thinks the guy may well be finished due to his injury”
“Yes on a two year contract. May not be a popular opinion but I’d take him on a free over Davis at this point. Experience and proven goal record.”
“Yes especially on a free would be a good back up option”
“If its to throw more transfer fee at JWP then its a big yes from me. If not I’d rather a young talent we can develop”
“Definitely… Experience, good goal ratio at Bournemouth, good penalty taker, probably happy to be behind Ollie in the pecking order”
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