Manchester United have been heavily linked with Norwegian international Joshua King as far as the transfer deadline day is concerned and the reports have been highly intriguing.
The Red Devils moved in with a proposal to hire the services of the versatile forward but the offer was not taken seriously by the Bournemouth officials. As per The Mail, the move was worth £20million.
Reports (David Ornstein) suggest that King, who only made two senior appearances for Man Utd, is ready to return to Old Trafford if an agreement can be sealed between the two Premier League sides.
Similarly, The Sun exclusively revealed that United’s first proposal was considered as a joke but it is claimed that the 28-year-old, who is rated at £30million, is desperate to agree a move back to Man United.
Last season, the former Blackburn forward scored 12 goals in 35 PL appearances for the Cherries and this term, so far, he has directly contributed in 5 goals in 16 league fixtures under the management of Eddie Howe.
As far as the international career is concerned, he has made 46 appearances for his country and netted 17 goals
King is mainly a secondary striker, who can play anywhere in the attacking third and United surely need a flexible player like him because they lack quality and depth in their offense, especially with Rashford out injured.
Sky Sports claim that any move for the attacker is dependent on Howe finding a replacement. Journalist Graeme Bailey tweeted two hours back that Bournemouth are looking to get over £50million for their prized asset and because of that high an asking price, the deal looks highly unlikely.
In all fairness, the valuation of £50million is way too big keeping in view that Joshua King’s current contract with the Dean Court outfit will expire next year. So, £30million seems much more realistic.