If reports in the Mirror are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move for Bournemouth striker Joshua King.
There is no denying that Spurs arguably need to add more depth to their squad this summer, to put themselves in a position to clear those final hurdles which are preventing them from winning trophies.
Having said that, one area where they have to make reinforcements is the striker’s position, as they don’t have a proper back-up to replace Harry Kane when the Englishman suffer injury setbacks.
They recruited Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar last summer, but the Dutchman has failed live up to the standards. So they are in need of an another striker this summer, and are targeting the former Manchester United academy graduate and current Bournemouth striker Joshua King.
Born in Oslo, King first made his way in English Football after joining Manchester United in 2008, but failed to make it into Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans. After a series of loan spells, King eventually left Old Trafford in favour of a move to Blackburn Rovers on a permanent basis for £1m, before joining Bournemouth in 2015 on a free transfer.
Manager Eddie Howe has shown terrific belief in the 24-year-old, and he is one of the reasons for King’s rapid progress.
Since the start of 2017, the Norwegian has been experiencing a rich vein of goalscoring form with 12 goals. Only Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have scored more goals in this calendar year than him.
His breathtaking form has propelled Eddie Howe’s side away from the relegation zone, and the manager spoke about King’s form last week, saying that the potential suitors are watching the forward closely.
“I am sure these people taking notice and writing his name down. His form has been very good,” said the 39-year-old.
With raw pace, power, and incredible finishing ability, King could be a big addition to Spurs if they land him this summer. Bournemouth could expect a transfer fee of over 15m for the 25-year-old, who has a contract until 2020.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam