Everton could still make a late move to bring in Bournemouth forward Josh King, with the Toffees searching for another striker before the domestic deadline.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side could be in the market for another forward option to support Dominic Calvert-Lewin after allowing last summer’s £27 million signing Moise Kean to join PSG on loan. Everton could turn their attentions towards King, who is thought to be keen to secure a move back to the Premier League before the window closes, as per a report from TalkSPORT.
Everton facing strong competition for King
The Toffees, if they do decide to chase King, would face some strong competition to bring him to Goodison Park, with West Ham currently expressing the most interest in the 28-year-old. The Hammers had a bid worth around £13 million rejected by Bournemouth for the forward over the weekend, as per TalkSPORT.
Everton could also face competition from the likes of Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion, as per Sky Sports, as top-flight sides look to improve thier squads evn further ahead of a busy few months.
King would be very good Calvert-Lewin back-up
King has the ability to not just play as a centre forward but also in the wider attacking positions. That would make him a very useful option for Ancelotti to have in his squad and could help to ensure that the Toffees would still have a reliable forward upfront in case of any potential injury to Calvert-Lewin.
The Norway international registered six goals and four assists in a struggling Bournemouth team last term, whilst also creating eight big chances and averaging 1.2 key passes per game, via Sofascore. That suggests that he could fit in well with the Toffees flexible attacking set-up under Ancelotti and be a player who can both create and take opportunities.
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