The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe has recently aired his thoughts on the transfer links between Everton and Bournemouth attacker Joshua King.
According to some recent reports, the Toffees are eyeing a move to bring the Norwegian forward to Merseyside as they have had ‘long-term interest’ in him.
It has been claimed that King is ‘unsettled‘ with the Cherries and there is scope for a potential swap deal to see him arrive at Goodison Park.
Supposedly, Bournemouth hold an interest in both Jarrad Branthwaite and Jonjoe Kenny, if either would be willing to make the step down to the Championship.
During the latest episode of The Athletic’s Gwlad Tidings podcast, O’Keeffe aired his thoughts on the transfer link with the Norwegian forward.
He said: “I’ve heard talk and, at this stage, speculation over Josh King. I certainly think he’d be a decent option.
“[He’s 29], only six months left on his contract at Bournemouth, so he’d be interesting to just come in and be another option.
“I think we were lucky to get so much of an uninterrupted run from [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin and, in the end, probably flogged him a bit too hard.
“So, a bit more depth, then who knows [what could happen]?”
TIF Thoughts on what Greg O’Keeffe said about Joshua King…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that King could provide the Toffees with some good depth if he is signed by Everton.
Would you be happy if Everton signed Joshua King from Bournemouth?
No, he's not that good
Yes, he's a good player
So far this season, the Norwegian attacker has made nine Championship appearances for the Cherries, in which he has neither scored nor assisted a goal (per WhoScored).
His performances have been poor, too, as he has earned a weak 6.16/10 average rating in England’s second tier, making him Bournemouth’s sixth-worst performer.
So, perhaps even as a backup option, he may not be a good signing.