Bournemouth

If you can’t beat them, sign them – West Ham chasing attacker who downed Bilic’s side

West Ham are interested in Bournemouth’s Joshua King, which has led to some Cherries fans mocking Hammers supporters here in the Transfer Tavern given what happened when the Norwegian last took on the London club.

Earlier this month the pacey forward netted a stunning hat-trick at the Vitality Stadium as the Dorset outfit beat the visiting Irons 3-2, and he even missed a penalty-kick on the day.

And The Sun (24/03/17, page 64) claim that West Ham are now interested in King as they plot to bolster their forward line this summer.

Bournemouth signed the 25-year-old from Blackburn on a free transfer in 2015, but with 18 goals to his name in the red and black shirt, his price-tag has increased significantly.

King is able to play on either flank or as a central striker, which could be of use to Slaven Bilic next term in either his 3-4-2-1 or 4-2-3-1 set-ups.

Josh King is an underwhelming West Ham target – agree?

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