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Tottenham Ready To Move For £30m Rated Premier League Striker

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Tottenham are preparing to launch a bid Josh King, who enjoyed a prolific season in the Premier League last campaign. Mauricio Pochettino is keen to improve his attacking options.

King scored 16 Premier League goals in 36 matches last season, as Bournemouth enjoyed an impressive second year in the top flight.

The Cherries value the former Manchester United man at £30million. If Spurs were to purchase him, it would equal their record transfer fee – Moussa Sissoko was signed for £30million last summer from Newcastle United. If King does make the move though, the North London club will be hoping that he makes more of an impact than Sissoko, who has struggled.

Pochettino is desperate to find adequate back-up for star striker Harry Kane. Vincent Janssen was brought in last summer to do that job, but the former AZ Alkmaar man has failed to make the grade. Whether King would be happy to join a club for whom he would probably spend most of his time on the bench, is yet to be seen.

There have also been rumours that Everton are interested in the Norwegian international as well (The Sun). Any move from them may wait until Romelu Lukaku departs Goodison Park. Last season was King’s best to date, in the professional ranks. It is believed that his performances have caught the eye of Pochettino.

King has had to battle to be where he is today. As a young man, he was on the books of Manchester United and was highly rated by those at Old Trafford. However, he didn’t make the transition from the youth sides into the first-team. He eventually left for Blackburn Rovers.

Now, at Bournemouth, he has found a home. The South Coast club would like to hold on to King, but £30million is a lot of money.

Eddie Howe’s side completed the club record signing of Nathan Ake from Chelsea for £20million. The Dutchman impressed on loan at Bournemouth, in the first-half of last campaign.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are pursuing a handful of players at present but are yet to sign or sell anyone. That will undoubtedly change soon.


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