According to Claret and Hugh, West Ham United are set to prioritise a move for Bournemouth’s Josh King during the January transfer window.
King top priority
The Hammers are reportedly not willing to return for Burnley central defender James Tarkowski during the upcoming window, and will instead move for the £11.7m-valued Norway international (Transfermarkt).
King was previously a target for Manchester United, and is currently in the second tier with the Cherries after their relegation last term.
At the moment, the Hammers look spoilt for choice up front. They have Michail Antonio, who scored 10 times in 24 matches last term and has already managed three strikes in six games this time around, as well as record signing Sebastien Haller, who was recently the hero against Sheffield United.
Would you like to sign Josh King?
King is a solid performer at Premier League level. With Bournemouth, he netted 50 times in 171 matches, including 48 in the top flight, and he also has 17 strikes in 51 caps for his country. Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe even called him “outstanding” in the past. However, it is hard to see whether he is really better than what David Moyes already has available to him. Perhaps Davids Gold and Sullivan would be better off looking at strengthening other areas of the pitch rather than up top.
In other news, Hammers fans are delighted with this injury update.
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