Manchester United target Joshua King ‘wanted by four of the top six sides in Premier League’ for summer move
- Bournemouth star Joshua King is on the radar of four of the top six clubs
- The 28-year-old has been key to The Cherries’s success in the Premier League
- King was close to a move to Man United in January but a deal was not struck
- The Norwegian was reportedly disappointed that the move did not eventuate
Bournemouth star Joshua King is reportedly on the shortlist of four of the Premier League’s current top six clubs ahead of a proposed move away from the Vitality Stadium this summer.
The 28-year-old, who has scored 48 goals in 163 appearances for The Cherries, has attracted interest from an array of clubs, according to Sky Sports.
King was the subject of a £20million offer from Manchester United in the January transfer window, and he was reportedly disappointed when, after his club rejected the first offer, United did not return with a second bid.
Four of the Premier League’s top six are reportedly interested in Bournemouth’s Joshua King
The 28-year-old was the subject of a £20million offer from Manchester United in January
Instead, the Red Devils moved for Odion Ighalo from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua on a loan deal, and the Nigerian has been a positive acquisition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
However, it remains unknown whether United will pursue a deal to sign Ighalo permanently, and with King having just one year remaining on his existing deal, he is a suitable option for a number of clubs.
King was said to have been disappointed that the Red Devils did not return with a second bid
The Norwegian has just one year remaining on his existing deal with The Cherries
The Norwegian regularly appears for his national side, having scored 46 goals since making his debut in September 2012.
The same report says that King’s ability to occupy central positions as well as being comfortable out wide is an attractive trait for United, with the club already occupying a number of tricky attackers with pace to trouble defenders.
The sides currently in the Premier League’s top six positions are Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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