Connect with us

Report: Aston Villa given boost as Bournemouth are prepared to sell Josh King

Everton FC v AFC Bournemouth  - Premier League
(Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Aston Villa

Report: Aston Villa given boost as Bournemouth are prepared to sell Josh King

Aston Villa have been handed a potential transfer boost, with The Telegraph claiming that Bournemouth are now willing to sell Josh King for the right price. 

The Norway striker, who is currently out injured, has been a regular talking point this summer following the Cherries’ relegation back into the Championship.

Norway v Austria - UEFA Nations League

(Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

King is one of a number of players being tipped to leave the club, despite Bournemouth already having sold Callum Wilson and Aaron Ramsdale and having lost Ryan Fraser on a free.

Villa are known to be chasing another striker, with King one of the players mentioned as a potentials signing. Indeed, the Birmingham Mail claimed a £16m bid was in the offing for King just a week ago.

(Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Dean Smith has already signed Ollie Watkins this summer as he looks to add goals to his team. Meanwhile, Werder Bremen forward, Milot Rashica, is another name who has emerged as a target.

King is proven at this level but at 28 could be a risk at £16m – TBR View

While Josh King has done ok for Bournemouth and proven himself capable in the Premier League, he is now 28 and is coming off the back of a season where he only scored six goals.

 

Those figures are hardly brilliant and if Villa do have to pay around £16m or more for him, then you’d have to ask questions.

Milot Rashica looks a far better prospect on paper and someone who the club can invest in and improve. Of course, King would add that bit of experience and PL know-how, but Villa can’t afford to keep making mistakes in the market as they did last summer.

 

Have something to tell us about this article?

More in Aston Villa

Popular

To Top