Journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that Everton are still in the race to sign AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s thumping performance against Tottenham Hotspur has silenced some of his doubters but the rumours of Everton wanting a striker have remained afloat. AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King has been linked for a long time to Everton. The likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Fulham are also in the hunt for the Norwegian striker.
It seems ages ago when Manchester United wanted to bring Joshua King in January. Since then, the Corona Virus has disrupted the whole world, AFC Bournemouth has been relegated and ten plus clubs have shown interest in the Norwegian. After the initial rumours dwindled, the name of Everton, Spurs, Villa and Fulham have been in the headlines linking to King.
Cherries are open to offloading Joshua King as they have been demoted to the Championship and the player has just nine months left on his deal. AFC Bournemouth is demanding £15 million for King’s suitors and a deal to one of the aforementioned sides will take place sooner or later.
The Royal Blues had supposedly taken a back foot after initial enquiries but it now seems that they are very much interested. According to Journalist Alan Nixon, Everton are still in the race to sign Joshua King. But, there’s a catch, the Toffees will only try to sign him if the price is right.
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Tottenham Hotspur is aggressively chasing a striker who can act as a backup to Harry Kane and Joshua King is a striker admired by Jose Mourinho. Whereas the Merseysiders want a striker who can compete with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
In my opinion, signing a striker isn’t a top priority. Carlo Ancelotti has backed Moise Kean and he will be given chances to prove his talent. As for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, he is doing the job he is asked to do.
Yes, some areas of his game need to be polished but we need to remember that he is just 23 years old and is only going to improve.
Under Ancelotti and club legend Duncan Ferguson, DCL has already shown massive sign of improvement and has excelled in every aspect of his game.
Joshua King, no doubt, has the quality and pedigree to play in the Premier League but Goodison shouldn’t be the destination.