According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur have been ‘offered’ Bournemouth striker Joshua King as a potential solution to their lack of depth going forward, as well as Almeria hitman Darwin Nunez, but a complicated matter could postpone their transfer plans.
King, who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Spurs over the last fortnight, as relayed by Football.London correspondent Alasdair Gold, is at the top of Tottenham’s list of transfer targets.
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The 46-cap Norwegian, along with Bournemouth teammate Callum Wilson, appear to be the highest-priority targets according to Gold, with fellow strikers Chris Wood and Ollie Watkins also linked as potential options.
King, who bagged six goals and four assists for the Cherries last season, is a prime candidate to link up with manager Jose Mourinho in north London, having been tipped to thrive under the Portuguese boss. Eddie Howe, his former manager at Bournemouth, has previously hailed the striker’s “unique pace and strength” that he has often brought to the south coast club.
Ex-Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson has even suggested in the past that the Norwegian would get plenty of game-time with or without Kane in the side, especially after developing hugely as a player and improving his physique.
However, journalist Dan Kilpatrick claims that, while Tottenham have been offered a chance, no business can be made until the club offload defender Serge Aurier. Due to financial concerns caused by the global pandemic, Levy is looking to recuperate the £23m that he spent to bring Aurier to Tottenham before signing any more players.
Bearing this in mind, Lilywhites supporters could be hoping that they manage to offload the Ivorian sooner rather than later so that they can rejuvenate their attack with the potential addition of King.
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