Date: 13th January 2021 at 12:50pm
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Speaking recently on the U Irons podcast, Roshane Thomas discussed West Ham United’s interest in a January move for Joshua King.

Following the £20.25 million sale of Sebastien Haller to Dutch side Ajax, David Moyes has been left with only Michail Antonio as a recognised centre-forward in his first-team squad.

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As a result, much has been discussed as to which players West Ham could look to bring in during the January transfer window in order to provide the Scot with greater depth in the position, one of whom has been touted as Bournemouth striker, Joshua King.

And, speaking on a recent episode of the U Irons podcast, Thomas appeared to agree that King is likely a target for the Hammers this month, stating that he keeps hearing the £9.9 million-rated 28-year-old’s name mentioned as a potential signing.

He said: “The name I keep hearing is Josh King. Although he’s 28 and not the sort of younger player that Moyes has been going on about, he’s got previous experience playing in the Premier League, he can play a central role, he can play on the flanks and he’s the cheaper option as well because his contract expires this summer. So, I can see that deal being the most realistic for West Ham.”

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TIF Thoughts on Roshane Thomas’ comments regarding Joshua King…

Considering the fact that it was reported West Ham had an offer of £13 million turned down by Bournemouth for King last summer, the logical assumption to make would indeed lead to the idea that the club have retained their interest in the forward, something which is only likely to have intensified following Haller’s departure.

And, with only six months remaining on his current deal on the south coast, it could be argued that Bournemouth may well be eager to sell the player this month too, rather than seeing him depart for nothing at the end of the season.

As such, it would seem as if all the ingredients of King’s transfer from Bournemouth to West Ham are present, it’s now just up to Moyes and the club to pull the trigger on the deal.