According to The Sun, West Ham United could still sign Bournemouth striker Joshua King in January as they prepare a fresh £16 million bid – coming after Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol dropped his promising four-word message that GSB are ‘still very much interested‘.
King has been reduced to the Cherries sidelines for a majority of their 2020/2021 Championship campaign so far, with the Norwegian ace starting just four Championship matches under Jason Tindall (WhoScored).
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Now, The Sun claim West Ham will lodge an improved bid to sign him this window after their first £13m offer was swiftly rejected – with the Irons striker chase still on as the deadline looms.
As per this update, despite the King rumours dying down mid-window, it appears West Ham could still sign him as they prepare an improved move – with the striker still receiving plaudits for his ability despite not featuring as much this campaign.
Transfer Tavern take
Roshane Thomas of The Athletic, speaking on their West Ham-themed podcast ‘U Irons’, commented on King’s potential move to east London back in November – going on to compare the striker with current Irons favourite Michail Antonio for his work rate (U Irons podcast).
As well as this, BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan still certainly holds him in high regard despite his lack of playing time recently, calling him an ‘exciting player’ back at the end of December (Football Insider).
After this latest claim by The Sun, it appears GSB haven’t given up on their pursuit of King – who journalist Alex Crook recently said was ‘desperate’ to join West Ham (talkSPORT).
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