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Report: Wolves battling West Ham for Josh King

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Report: Wolves battling West Ham for Josh King

Wolves are battling West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion in the race to sign Joshua King, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men remain amongst the lowest scorers in the Premier League. They have found the back of the net 18 times this term. Only four teams have scored fewer.

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Of course, the big problem Wolves have had to deal with is the injury to Raul Jimenez. The Mexico international is still sidelined after coming off in the early stages of the win over Arsenal.

So it is little surprise that they seem to have their eye on a new striker. And according to the Daily Mail, Wolves are battling West Ham and the Baggies for King.

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As noted in another report from the Mail, King’s Bournemouth contract expires in the summer. But the Cherries feel under little pressure to let him leave this month.

Jason Tindall’s side are right in the promotion mix in the Championship. Admittedly, King is yet to score this season. But there is no question that he could have a big role to play should he stay.

TBR View: Wolves and West Ham have clear advantage over West Brom

King must be tempted to see out of his contract before evaluating his future. He is likely to attract a number of offers in the summer if he is a free agent.

 

And if Bournemouth are promoted, he may perhaps decide to stay.

But if he is keen to leave in this window, it is surely fair to say that Wolves and West Ham boast a clear advantage over West Brom.

Sam Allardyce’s men are in a relegation scrap. So King – who attracted a £13 million bid from the Hammers in the summer (via Mail) – must be wary of heading to the Hawthorns in case they are back in the second tier next year.

On the other hand, Wolves and West Ham look to be safe bets if he wants to move this month and ensure that he is playing in the top flight next season.

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