By Danny Wright
Josh King has revealed that he is fully focused on playing for Bournemouth, despite a report claiming that Tottenham are interested in him.
The Mirror reported on Tuesday that Spurs are looking to make the 28-time Norwegian international a part of their squad in the summer.
King, 25, has been in hot form for the Cherries this season and could cost the North London club £15million if they wanted to sign him.
However his attention is firmly set on helping Eddie Howe’s side achieve a respectable Premier League finish.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of this,” said King to Norwegian news outlet Nettavisen, when he was asked about the reported interest.
“I’m happy to be recognised, but I’m only focusing on the next three games.”
Bournemouth’s goal machine has scored 15 times in 34 appearances for Bournemouth this season with 12 of them coming since the turn of year – only Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have found the net more in that time.
King scored in all but two of his six games in April and scored his first Premier League hat-trick in the 3-2 victory over West Ham in March.
Tottenham could be looking for a new goalscorer in the summer in an attempt to add even more versatility to their attacking options.
Kane has been by far and away the North London club’s go-to man over the past few years and summer recruit Vincent Janssen has largely failed to provide any solid back-up to the England international.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s understandable that King hasn’t heard anything off Tottenham at this stage as the Mirror claims that they are simply interested in him. However it’s unlikely that the Bournemouth attacker would be the man that Spurs need to add strength in depth to their squad. The 25-year-old struggled to get goals at Blackburn, and in his first season-and-a-half of Premier League football with the Cherries, it was pretty much the same story. Form is temporary and class is permanent so we can expect King’s purple patch to come to an end at some point, and hopefully for Spurs fans that will not be in North London.
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