Joshua King will need to lower his wage demands by at least 50 per cent if he is to sign for Celtic, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England striker tipped King to follow his ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe wherever he ends up.

The Scottish Sun report Howe wants to bring the Norway international to Glasgow as a replacement for wantaway Odsonne Edouard.


This site revealed last month Everton are unlikely to take up the option of keeping King after their last-minute January transfer.

Howe reached a verbal agreement with Celtic to take over as manager last week.

However, the Hoops are increasingly anxious nothing has been formally signed and are already assessing alternatives.

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Asked whether King would be a good signing for Celtic if Howe was to take over, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I don’t see Everton taking up the deal to sign him for longer because he hasn’t really played much.

“With Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, I don’t see it going that way.

“Maybe it will be one that Eddie Howe will look at for either Celtic or Crystal Palace when he gets the job.

“His wage demands are something like £120,000-a-week, I’m hearing. So he would have to lower those wage demands to get the move he wants.

“There’s a lot that could happen but for me, he’s going to have to maybe half his wage demands to get a move this summer.”

King scored 48 goals and provided 15 assists in 169 Premier League games for Bournemouth and Everton.

He was hailed as a “huge impact” player by Howe when he managed him at the Vitality Stadium.

In other news, a Celtic colossus could join a Premier League side for just £5million after a reported update, according to a top pundit.