West Ham United have had a £13m bid rejected for Bournemouth striker Josh King.
Josh King in demand
The international transfer window has already slammed shut, but Premier League clubs still have until October 16th to poach some of the Championship’s best talent. As such, King is in demand, with Everton and Aston Villa also interested.
It is the Hammers who have a made a concrete move for the Norway international, though. However, their bid was turned down by the Cherries, with the south coast side apparently looking for more than £17m for the forward.
Perfect back-up for Antonio
It is actually surprising that King has not yet secured a move away from Dean Court. Whilst he only managed six strikes in 26 matches in the Premier League last term, he scored 28 in the two campaigns before that combined, and he also has 50 goals in 171 appearances overall for his current club. For his country, he has 17 goals in 50 caps, andhe is in his prime at the age of 28.
Of course, at the moment, Michail Antonio is David Moyes’ number one choice up top, having scored twice in the opening four league matches of the season. Sebastien Haller is an alternative, but with just 12 strikes in 41 matches to date for the Irons, he is yet to live up to his hefty price tag.
Would you like to sign Josh King?
King is a player with valuable top-tier experience and is available for under £20m. It would be madness if West Ham did not continue their pursuit of the former Manchester United youngster.
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