Former Spurs star Paul Robinson believes Bournemouth ace Josh King could make a “huge” difference for Tottenham if he joins Spurs in the summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Robinson insisted his old teammate has massively improved as a player since the two were at Blackburn Rovers together.
Last month, Sky Sports revealed four of the Premier League’s top six clubs want to sign the striker in the upcoming transfer window.
The pundit feels the 28-year-old will be guaranteed game time in North London, given Harry Kane’s injury list over the course of the past few seasons.
Robinson told football writer Dylan Childs “I played with Josh King at Blackburn and he has developed hugely as a player.
“He came as a wide player after a very good academy upbringing. He was a talented player but he was not the finished article.
“I think he has got better and he now prefers to play down the middle. He has grown in stature and increased his physique. His speed used to be his real asset but now he has got end product as well.
“I can certainly see him fitting into one of the top four’s squads. If Harry Kane is fit, he plays, but he has not played a full season in years. He is guaranteed games even if he is not a starter.”
As it stands, it is hard to argue with Robinson here.
After arriving at the Vitality Stadium from Blackburn on a free transfer, King has excelled for Eddie Howe’s side over the years, bagging 48 goals and providing 15 assists in 163 appearances for the Cherries so far. He is currently valued at £14.4m via Transfermarkt.
The Norway international has scored 4 goals, created 2 assists, made 1.2 key passes per game, and successfully completed at least 2 dribbles on average in the Premier League this season. It is also worth remembering he netted 12 goals in the English top flight last season. (WhoScored).
His versatility is surely an added bonus for Jose Mourinho, as the Spurs boss has been hit by a string of injuries to a number of his forwards, including Kane, Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn.
King can provide solid cover for the attacking options and he would certainly be a useful asset to keep on the bench.
The Lilywhites have also been linked to his clubmate Ryan Fraser but whether or not the South Coast stars end up in North London remains to be seen.
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