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Report: Tottenham looking to raid Bournemouth for Joshua King

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Report: Tottenham looking to raid Bournemouth for Joshua King

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.

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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.

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