A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Telegraph this week suggesting that the Magpies want Josh King this summer.
Steve Bruce will surely be looking to strengthen his striker options during this window. Newcastle’s top goalscorer ended last season with six Premier League goals.
Meanwhile, their highest scoring forward bagged just four goals. But it does appear that the Magpies are hoping to improve their options in the final third.
The Telegraph reports that Bruce is eyeing moves for both King and David Brooks following Bournemouth’s relegation from the Premier League.
It is suggested that the Newcastle boss will be given just £30 million to spend this summer. And that may prove problematic with King’s asking price said to be around £20 million.
There has been an interesting reaction to the rumours on social media. Plenty of Newcastle fans appear to believe that the Norway international would be a good addition to the club’s ranks.
He actually only scored six league goals this past season. But he has previously reached double figures on two occasions during his time at the Vitality Stadium.
Some have suggested that they would rather sign his Cherries teammate Callum Wilson. But several appear to be in favour of a move for King this summer.
Here is how some of the supporters have reacted to the reports…
I really rate Josh King.
— Rohan Banerjee (@RBanerjee23) August 4, 2020
I would love to sign Josh King. Given the style of play he can create a chance for himself which let’s be honest Big Joe couldn’t if it was just him and the GK in the box. I actually think in terms of fox in the box style Gayle started to prove himself end of season #nufc
— Gianfranco Shola (@youmeandnufc) August 5, 2020
I would love both but would prefer Wilson over King https://t.co/Ggu3L70vXS
— NUFC Follower (@NUFCFollower) August 4, 2020
— Paul (@thetoonreview) August 4, 2020
Josh King would be an excellent signing for us.
50 goals in his last 5 seasons.
— Mouth of the Tyne 🗣️📢 (@ToonMouthTyne) August 4, 2020
Depends on how much, i’d probably take King, though he doesn’t seem as good as a couple of seasons ago. Don’t know enough about Brooks to comment to be honest. I’d rather have Buendia or Deulofeu i think.
— Sim (@kingsim2004) August 4, 2020
Very good signings, but quite contradictory given that our transfer budget is that of £35m.
— Dan NUFC82 (@dan2882) August 4, 2020