The Telegraph has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are looking to raid Bournemouth before October 5’s deadline and lure Norwegian striker Joshua King to north London – as Jose Mourinho looks for a back-up striker.
King, 28, was left out of the Bournemouth side during the Cherries’ first two league games of the Championship campaign and managed only a substitute appearance on Sunday during a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
During his time in the Premier League, King has scored 48 goals in 161 top-flight outings as well as adding 15 assists. He can play out wide, up front or even as a second striker behind a number nine – and Spurs are keen, with £15million said to be enough.
King, who shares the same agent as RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer (TransferMarkt) – who was linked with Spurs in March (Bild), is likely to be keen on a move given he would return to the Premier League – albeit as back-up to Kane.
TBR’s view – King is the ideal addition for Tottenham
Experienced in the Premier League and available for a cheap figure, Spurs would be signing the ideal back-up striker in King for the aforementioned reasons but also because the ex-Manchester United man is extremely versatile.
As stated, King can play in attacking midfield or on either flank. That gives Spurs a striker that can replace Kane, but his game time will not leave the Norwegian disgruntled – that is because he can be used out wide or in the 10 role.