There is one week left until the end of the transfer period, exclusively intended for the exchange of players between the Premier League and the members of the Championship. West Ham practically brought only right back Vladimir Coufal this summer, and now he has decided to strengthen the team's offensive line.
Joshua King has a great wish, but the Hammers will not agree to pay him 19,000,000 euros but are waiting for Bournemouth to loosen his desires. The leaders of the London club are aware of the fact that King has less than a year until the expiration of his contract, and they could sign a pre-contract with the Norwegian national team in January if Bournemouth is an uncompromising negotiator.
The footballer has already given the green light to West Ham because he wants a challenge in the Premier League again. Years ago, he showed great games both at Vitality and at the stadiums of other first league teams. He spent the last five years playing in the English elite, and in the 2016/17 season, he set a personal record with 16 goals.
King grew up in Manchester
It was not strange to him to shake the nets of Manchester United in which he grew up, but he never got a chance in the senior team, as well as Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool - he has a total of 11 goals against rivals from the big six.
This summer, the club first released Grady Diangana for 13,500,000 euros to West Bromwich Albion, and then Felipe Anderson on loan to Porto. With these two departures, the Hammers have become deficient on the left-wing, and that is the basic position of Joshua King, although he likes to play the classic nine.
Bournemouth turned down an offer from Torino worth 7,000,000 euros, Aston Villa also wanted him this summer, but they do not regret it because, as things stand after the first four rounds and the massacre of Liverpool, they won the premium with Ollie Watkins.
Joshua King was one of the highest-paid players in Bournemouth last season, but after the relegation to the Championship, a clause was activated which implies a reduction in earnings So, more reason for the player to seek a change of environment.
This season, he played only 23 minutes of second league football and it is only a matter of time before he returns to the Premier League. Because years ago he demonstrated that he was a player of that caliber. Many will wait for him and the right moment to offer money for King.
It is likely that such an investment will pay off for them because King is still eager for goals and games at the highest level. And maybe King broke his own goal record, you never know