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Newcastle United: Fans react to transfer report on Josh King

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from NUFC 360, which has relayed news from various sources that state that the Toon have told Bournemouth they would be willing to pay up to £15m for Josh King and that West Ham United also want the 28-year-old but aren’t willing to meet the Cherries’ fee.

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Easy one to get us underway, in what month during 2019 was Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle manager?

King’s contract with Bournemouth expires at the end of June this year.

Here’s what fans had to say on the rumour:

That says we would pay £15m.. absolutely ridiculous haha no chance on earth”

@DayleBarron

He’s no different to Gayle. Non starter”

@Bravey23

Do you think Newcastle would pay £15m for King?

No, not a chance

No, not a chance

Yes, we could do it

Yes, we could do it

Fulham are reportedly interested in Dwight Gayle, who also only has until the end of June left on his contract, so if they were to sell him, then you would think that could raise some money for any potential move for King.

This post continued to draw in Newcastle supporters, though these fans shared more of a positive view.

“Exactly what we need IMO. Same build as Wilson but can be deployed on the left, behind the forward or as a striker. Got a few tricks up his sleeve as well.”

@Shep_NUFC

“I’d glady pay that myself has great link up play with Wilson and fraser think it be a steal for a 28 year old”

@ste71

“That’s an absolute steal for him! King and Wilson up top man”

@adamLynch93

One fan claimed that ‘it’s all coming together’, with Joshua King potentially coming from Eddie Howe’s former club. Interestingly, some Newcastle fans have already called for the 43-year-old to take charge this season.

“Please announce Eddie Howe new manager… it’s all coming together”

@FPL_ToonArmy

The 28-year-old has a respectable Premier goalscoring record, having scored 48 league goals in 161 appearances, which would be a considerable upgrade on Gayle.

So, if the Toon can move the 31-year-old on, we would like to see Newcastle try and sign King, though plenty of Toon fans can’t see their club paying £15m for him.

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