By Derek Smithson
Robbie Fowler has claimed that he has been told Bournemouth striker Joshua King could join Tottenham in the summer.
The Telegraph have claimed that Spurs are interested in signing the 25-year-old this summer and that Mauricio Pochettino was impressed with his performances last season.
The report detailed that Bournemouth are likely to want £30million for his signature, which would mean the north London club would need to match their joint record signings of Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela.
Fowler has been informed that a move for the Norway international is “possible” and feels that Spurs need to bolster their forward options.
“Spurs got lucky last season because Kane only had one injury spell and they did not miss him too much,” Fowler wrote in the Daily Mirror. “But if he gets a bad one or struggles, they will need better quality as back-up.
“They will go and spend. 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.”
Spurs currently have England international Harry Kane as their main central striker, but understudy Vincent Janssen struggled to provide competition throughout last season.
King impressed in the Premier League during the last campaign for Bournemouth and helped them to a ninth-placed finish.
The forward scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for Eddie Howe’s side, making him one of the league’s most prolific scorers.
He has enjoyed a huge rise from his days playing in the Championship and last season was by far the best of his career, which has seen Spurs consider his signature.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are lining up a move for a 25-year-old with a £39.4million release clause.