Crystal Palace would take former Everton attacker Joshua King “all day long”, claims former Premier League striker Dean Windass.
Everton signed King on a short-term deal from Bournemouth at the beginning of February and had an option to extend it.
However, the Merseyside club have opted against doing so and he will now leave Goodison Park at the end of the month.
Would you take King?
It leaves the 29-year-old now needing to find a new team, and Windass believes he would be welcomed warmly at a side like Crystal Palace.
Speaking exclusively to TT about the player’s future, the ex-Hull City star said:
“Crystal Palace would take him all day long, but he needs to be playing, he needs to be proving he’s a goalscorer.
“Listen, it’s hard when you’ve done ever so well for Bournemouth and you’re scoring goals, you get a move and you hardly play. And then people think you’re a bad player overnight.
“It doesn’t work like that. You need to be playing week in, week out to be scoring goals.”
Indeed, it was hard for King to get any sort of real rhythm last season at Everton, with the Norway international receiving limited minutes.
In contrast, during his time at Bournemouth, King did play when fit and delivered. While he was not at his best in the Cherries’ last Premier League season, he did manage to score 16 goals in the 2016/17 campaign before hitting double digits again in the 2018/19 campaign.
So, on a free transfer, perhaps it is something worth exploring for Palace’s new manager.
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