Many Everton fans have been hailing a report from The Athletic which claims that Josh King signed for less than the original reported transfer fee on Deadline Day.
The Goodison Park faithful have finally managed to secure themselves a decent back-up striker to Dominic Calvert-Lewin following the exits of Moise Kean, Cenk Tosun and Ellis Simms on loan deals for the rest of the 2020/21 term, and it seems as if it came at a cut-price too.
Should King start for Everton?
The Norway international has a lot of experience playing in the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth, with no fewer than 48 goals and a further 15 assists in 161 matches in total across five consecutive seasons in the English top-flight (Transfermarkt).
Having played in the division before, the 29-year-old should not need much time to adapt, and so could well hit the ground running straight away.
Everton fan reaction to King news
These Toffees hailed the news about the fee on Twitter, with one Blue even going as far as to call it ‘seriously good business’:
“Feel like this happens with every Brands signing. Worth his wedge just as a negotiator.”
“In that case, that’s seriously good business, I still have my doubts about a long term contract but we’ll see…”
“Marcel Brands, master negotiator”
“We’ve got ourselves a bargain here.”
“Of course he did! Knew Brands would do his magic there”
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