Aston Villa could hardly have hoped for a better start to the season, but some fans are still hoping for a new signing in the shape of Josh King.
The Villans have won all three of their opening Premier League games, with them currently sitting second in the table behind Everton. The 7-2 win against Liverpool will go down in history – it is the first time a Premier League reigning champion has conceded seven times in one match.
This early season form has been built on some astute signings during the transfer window. The Midlands outfit have brought in Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Ollie Watkins, Ross Barkley and Bertrand Traore, and they appear to have settled in nicely so far.
Whilst the international deadline has passed, top-tier clubs can still complete deals for lower-league players – and it seems like Dean Smith may not be done just yet. According to The Mirror, Villa are set to rival West Brom for Bournemouth forward Josh King. The Norway international has 48 goals in 161 games in the Premier League and could be the perfect back-up for Watkins.
Would you like to sign Josh King?
It seems the club’s supporters would be absolutely delighted if this deal were to go through. They took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Josh King would be a perfect acquisition now
— G Southgate (@Margare27907398) October 6, 2020
Agree think we also could do with a back up striker to cover for Ollie, Josh King is the obvious choice before the EFL window closes but I wouldn’t say no to a cheeky Benrahma added aswell
— AVFCIive (@AvfcIive) October 6, 2020
King could still happen mate. I think he would be ideal.
— DM (@DAMcGuffie) October 5, 2020
We do need one more for the forward line… and King makes most sense given his versatility, pace and physicality. Can’t see us moving for the likes of Buendia, Cantwell, Benrahma tbh. If we could get him, might Davis be loaned to make space? Or would AEG go?
— Ant Moss (@Ant_Mossarelli) October 5, 2020
Josh king covers anywhere across the front 3, a no brainier.
— Marcus Parry (@the_parrots) October 6, 2020
Josh King ticks the boxes as can play in all three positions. Plus he will be cheaper.
Can’t waste time on him now though. All eyes are now on the Championship for potential signings.
— The Villa Decree 🇱🇻🇫🇲🇱🇻🇫🇲 (@TheVillaDecree) October 6, 2020
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