Marcus Bent has suggested that Josh King was a panic buy from Everton.
With just one recognised striker at the club in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a European push very much on the cards, the Toffees signed the Canadian from Bournemouth late on Deadline Day in January.
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King had been struggling in the Championship with the Cherries having failed to net in the first half of the campaign.
However, he had previously scored goals in the top-flight with Bournemouth, which is why Carlo Ancelotti bought him to Goodison Park on a short-term contract.
Remarkably, despite being proven at this level, King failed to start a single match during his short stay on Merseyside, and unsurprisingly didn’t manage to score.
Bent exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“Maybe it was a panic buy, a panic buy doesn’t mean bringing in a player that you sign for the fans, but maybe in case someone gets injured.
“It was only a six-month deal, so it isn’t the end of the world.”
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