Gabby Agbonlahor has dropped a claim on whether Josh King would be a good signing for Celtic if Eddie Howe takes charge, should he leave Everton.
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor has claimed that he does not see King staying at the Goodison Park faithful, but warned that the Norway international would have to reduce his wage demands if he is to sign for another club in the summer transfer window:
“I don’t see Everton taking up the deal to sign him for longer because he hasn’t really played much.
“With Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, I don’t see it going that way.
“Maybe it will be one that Eddie Howe will look at for either Celtic or Crystal Palace when he gets the job.
“His wage demands are something like £120,000-a-week, I’m hearing. So he would have to lower those wage demands to get the move he wants.
“There’s a lot that could happen but for me, he’s going to have to maybe half his wage demands to get a move this summer.”
Everton should let King go
The move that brought King from the Cherries to the Merseyside club has not really worked out, and so Carlo Ancelotti’s team should really think about letting him go when his short-term deal expires.
The 29-year-old has only played in a mere eight games in total over all competitions so far in the 2020/21 term for the Toffees, and has not started once (Transfermarkt). Currently on £45,000-per-week, the demands Agbonlahor is hearing are remarkable.
Should King start for Everton?
With Moise Kean coming back from his loan spell at Paris Saint Germain as well, the Blues may want to think about keeping him in the squad for next season, which would leave even less room for King.
Thus, an EFC exit for the striker would suit all parties involved.
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