West Ham United insider @ExWHUemployee has recently made a transfer claim regarding Bournemouth attacker Joshua King.
During the summer transfer window, the Hammers supposedly made a £13m bid to sign King from the Cherries, however, that was rejected (per Sky Sports).
It was stated that Bournemouth were open to selling the Norwegian, but they were after £18m for him.
That is despite the fact the 28-year-old forward’s contract is set to expire next summer and he has a market value of £11.7m according to Transfermarkt.
He said: “Still all suggestions point to the fact we’re going to sign Josh King in January.
“He hasn’t been featuring for Bournemouth, barely at all this year. A lot of that is down to injuries and the fact that they know that he’s going to be on his way out.
“But yes, a little bit of a concern.”
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As can be seen in what the in-the-know podcaster said, based on “all suggestions”, it would seem that the Irons will sign King in January but his fitness record is “a little bit of a concern”.
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So far this season, the Norwegian has made just five appearances for the Cherries in the Championship, in which he has neither scored nor assisted (per Transfermarkt).
However, despite his lack of games for his current club so far this term, the signing would be one that would make sense for West Ham.
So, it would appear that the 28-year-old forward would add good depth to the Hammers’ squad.