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“There will be a striker coming in” – Mirror Columnist Admits Tottenham Could Sign £30m Striker

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Joshua King

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler claims to have been informed that AFC Bournemouth striker Josh King could sign for Tottenham this summer, in his column for the Mirror. The Norwegian was one of last season’s biggest revelations in the Premier League.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Spurs are interested in King and that Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of his. It is believed that Tottenham could have to pay £30million, with Bournemouth wanting a substantial fee for their star asset. If he is signed for that fee, King would become the club’s joint-record signing. Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela, currently share the record.

Fowler claimed to have been told that a move for King is “possible”, as Spurs look to boost their attacking options. If the former Manchester United man did sign for Spurs, then he would act as Harry Kane’s deputy. Dutchman Vincent Janssen was brought in from AZ Alkmaar last summer, in the hope of becoming a solid back-up to Kane. Janssen though, struggled at White Hart Lane and Pochettino would like to add another forward to his squad.

“There will be a striker coming in – I’ve heard ­Bournemouth’s Josh King is a possible – and despite the fact there have been a few misfires in recent years, they have been building a good quality squad.”, Fowler wrote on his Column.

King scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for Bournemouth last season, and was one of the Premier League’s most prolific forwards. His potency in front of goal, one of the key factors in Eddie Howe’s side avoiding the ‘second season syndrome’ in the English top-flight.

After leaving Manchester United, following an up-hill task to become a first-team regular, King dropped down to the Championship, signing for Blackburn Rovers.

However, it is at Bournemouth where he has managed to find his best form. His displays were so impressive last campaign that many bigger clubs are now circling him. Everton have also displayed an interest in the player. However, Spurs seem the most intent club in securing King’s signature.

Bournemouth have already improved their attacking options this summer, signing Jermain Defoe from Sunderland. The England international enjoyed a fruitful loan spell on the South Coast during his days at West Ham United.

Defoe would certainly challenge King for the main striking role next season. If King remains at the Vitality Stadium, he will need to maintain his form to avoid being usurped.

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