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Eight goals last season: Tottenham did not miss out on Joshua King

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Eight goals last season: Tottenham did not miss out on Joshua King

The Norwegian was linked with a move to Tottenham last summer.

One year ago today it was being reported by The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur were going to struggle to get one of their main attacking targets. The player in question was Bournemouth forward Joshua King. The Norwegian had emerged as a top transfer target for Spurs last summer.

As reported by the Telegraph, Spurs had been impressed with King, who scored 16 goals in the Premier League the season before. Bournemouth were ready to demand £30 million for the player, who can also play on the wing.

But, as reported by The Sun, King decided that a move to Spurs was not for him. He did not want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane. It was a role that eventually went to Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, who like Vincent Janssen before him, failed to be a hit.

 

But have Spurs missed out?

King certainly did not repeat his 2016-17 antics last season. He managed just the nine goals in all competitions. Llorente only managed to get five but King hardly displayed the form that would suggest he was worth a £30 million Tottenham move.

He is still young. At just 26-years-old he will no doubt be hoping to impress again at Bournemouth next season. If he can find another double-figure season then perhaps Tottenham should revisit his potential services.

But right now, it seems Tottenham are not missing out.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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