Bournemouth have rejected a suggestion totalling £13m from West Ham for striker Joshua King.
The ahead is within the remaining yr of his Bournemouth contract and it is believed the membership can be open to promoting him, offering they obtain an appropriate supply.
It is assumed Bournemouth need round £18m for the Norway worldwide who scored six occasions for Bournemouth within the Premier League final season.
The 28-year-old scored 48 Premier League targets for Bournemouth since becoming a member of in the summertime of 2015 and would love a direct return to the top-flight after relegation this summer season.
The fundamental switch window might have closed, however a home window between Premier League and EFL golf equipment stays open till 5pm Friday – dubbed Deadline Day Two.
Manchester United failed with a bid on deadline day in January for the striker, and King is fascinating a variety of different Premier League sides, believed to be Everton, Villa and Brighton.
Bournemouth have already misplaced a number of of their greatest gamers since struggling relegation from the Premier League final season with Nathan Ake becoming a member of Manchester City, Aaron Ramsdale returning to Sheffield United and Callum Wilson shifting to Newcastle. Ryan Fraser additionally joined Newcastle after letting his Bournemouth contract expire.
Why is King in demand?
By Sky Sports’ Adam Smith
King scored solely six league targets final season, however that return got here from simply 13 photographs on track in 24 begins – having missed the entire of January with a muscle tear.
Josh King factfile
- Age: 28
- Contract expires: July 2021
- Man Utd graduate
- PL apps: 161
- PL targets: 48
- Norway caps: 48
- Favourite foot: Right
- Joined Bournemouth in 2015
In phrases of ending, King’s most prolific league season got here in 2016/17 with 16 targets, hitting double figures for the primary time in his profession, and he achieved that feat once more with 12 in 2018/19.
Despite enjoying primarily as a large ahead at a bottom-half membership, he has achieved a medical edge throughout his 5 seasons, for scoring (0.27-0.53 per 90), conversion (11-24 per cent) and capturing accuracy (43-61 per cent).
King’s power is carrying the ball into harmful areas, rating sixteenth within the Premier League for dribbles tried per 90 in 2019/20, whereas his common bursts of tempo pose a continuing risk for opposition defences.
On the spot
Josh King has transformed 12 of his 14 penalty makes an attempt within the Premier League.
Last season, his prime pace of 36.67 km/h was a whisker off the 37.78 km/h achieved by Wolves speedster Adama Traore, whereas few gamers surpass his 12.2 sprints per 90.
The visualisation under highlights his medical ending from few alternatives and frequent dribbles – along with creating an above-average variety of clear-cut possibilities for team-mates.
The heatmaps under reveal constant focus down the left flank over the previous three campaigns – however there was a notable unfold of protection final season and a discount of exercise in opposition containers in the course of the Cherries’ ill-fated marketing campaign.
Indeed, golf equipment chasing King are more likely to discover his versatility interesting, having performed in each conceivable attacking function final time period: left, proper and centre.
His defensive stats additionally impress, with 6.8 duels received per 90, with the vast majority of this motion occurring down the left flank within the center third – an ideal space for transitional quick breaks.
King additionally ranked fifteenth within the league for possessions received within the attacking third (9.4 per 90) – revealing he would assist to press from the entrance.
The stats spotlight King’s consistency, ball-carrying abilities, defensive qualities, medical ending and distinctive versatility. Coupled together with his top-flight expertise and contract standing, it’s no marvel he’s attracting curiosity.
A home switch window between Premier League and EFL golf equipment stays open till October 16 – dubbed Deadline Day Two – however how does it work?
The worldwide deadline – the place English golf equipment may purchase, promote and mortgage gamers from overseas – closed on October 5, however an settlement between Premier League and EFL groups means gamers can nonetheless be transferred in England.
Following session between the leagues – and since FIFA permits a summer season switch window to run for as much as 12 weeks – Premier League golf equipment can nonetheless do enterprise with EFL sides for an additional 11 days in a bid to bolster their squads.
They could make mortgage or everlasting signings, in addition to promoting, however there can’t be transfers between Premier League groups.
All EFL golf equipment can nonetheless do home enterprise with any English group up till Deadline Day Two subsequent Friday.
The home switch window will run till 5pm on Friday, October 16.