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Celtic: Howe eyeing move for King

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Eddie Howe has identified Everton striker Josh King as one of his first signings if he becomes Celtic manager.

That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who claim that the forward is viewed as a potential replacement for Odsonne Edouard.

The Frenchman is wanting to leave Parkhead in the summer, regardless of who is in charge, according to recent reports, and it seems as if King could be the man to come in.

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King is wanted by several English clubs and looks set to leave the Toffees at the end of the season after struggling to make a serious impact at Goodison Park following his move in January. His contract there is only until this summer, meaning he can sign elsewhere for free.

The Norwegian, capable of playing anywhere across the front line, is thought to be picking up £45,000-a-week currently, a wage that may need to be lowered if he is to link up with Howe in Glasgow.

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On paper, King, labelled as a ‘handful’ by his former manager Jason Tindall earlier this season, could prove to be an excellent signing on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

He’s made 169 appearances in the Premier League, scoring 48 times and registering 15 assists. King also has 100 appearances to his name in the Championship, as well as over 50 caps for his country.

At 29 years of age, it seems as if he still has plenty of years left in the tank, and Howe will know all about him from his time on the south coast.

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