Tottenham and Arsenal are among four clubs in the top six who are keen on landing Bournemouth striker, Josh King, this summer.
According to Sky Sports, the Norwegian international is wanted by a host of clubs. The likes of the Gunners and Spurs are keen, while Manchester United and Leicester are also said to be interested.
The news could well spark a transfer scramble for the Cherries star. It is claimed that King could be available for as little as £20m as the market looks set to dip.
That price could well tempt clubs. Given that strikers usually cost the big bucks, £20m for a forward with ample Premier League experience could well prove a bargain.
King has 46 Premier League goals to his name in total. However, he has struggled this season, netting only four times for Eddie Howe’s men, although injuries haven’t helped his cause.
The 28-year-old previously broke through at Man United before moving away to make his name. That has seen him follow the path predicted by Sir Alex Ferguson. The former United boss anticipated back in 2012 that King would ‘go on to have a good career’ in the game.
£20m is cheap for a striker but there are question marks over King – TBR View
Yes, the fee might be on the low side for a striker of Premier League quality. However, clubs will have to take other factors into consideration.
One is the fact he has been out of form this season and looked short of the player we saw the year prior.
Secondly, at 28, there’s not much to be had in terms of a sell-on profit. Whoever buys King would be hoping for a couple of seasons of success and that’s it.
It remains a risky, if not cheap enough, move.