According to Football Insider, Everton are eager to complete the permanent signing of Josh King this summer.
Toffees want King
King moved to Goodison Park on loan from Bournemouth during the January transfer window and has so far made five appearances in the Premier League under Carlo Ancelotti (Transfermarkt).
This report suggests that the Toffees are already eager to sign the 29-year-old permanently, with the Merseyside outfit already parting with £2m to sign him on a temporary basis.
Although he has yet to score for his new club, King should provide solid back-up to Dominic Calvert-Lewin. With the Cherries, he managed 48 goals in the Premier League, and has picked up 65 goals during his professional career.
Should Everton sign King permanently?
However, he is unlikely to ever be a regular starter – if Everton want to reach the Champions League, they will need more quality than what King has to offer. As such, Marcel Brands must make sure he negotiates a price which matches the status the Norway international will have in the squad. If he does that, King could be a very valuable player for Everton for a good few years to come.
In other news, some Everton fans were far from happy with the performance of one man during their 1-0 victory over Southampton on Monday.
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