Bournemouth hoping for massive bid for Joshua King


Bournemouth hoping for massive bid for Joshua King

According to reports, Bournemouth are hoping that they receive a massive bid for striker Joshua King from Everton, after they turned down an earlier offer for the Norwegian.


Bournemouth reportedly rejected a £13 million offer for King from West Ham United, with them wanting £17 million for the forward.


The Cherries are anticipating interest from the Toffees and are also hoping that the Premier League club will make a very late move for King, with previous Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe claiming that he is a "massive player" in 2018.


Last season, King had a pretty underwhelming season, with his lack of goals being one of the main reasons for Bournemouth's relegation, scoring just six goals and four assists in 26 Premier League games.


However, he has scored plenty of goals for Bournemouth in previous seasons, with his biggest tally being in 2016/17 when he scored 16 goals in 36 Premier League games.


During his time in the Premier League with Bournemouth, he scored 48 goals in 162 Premier League appearances.


Everton badly need a back-up striker for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with the only other options for up front being playing Richarlison out of position, or else using out of favour striker Cenk Tosun.


Getting King would prove to be very good business, especially in a side that is in such good form at the start of the season, with it being a sign of intent at wanting to challenge the bigger sides in the league.