Jenas: Tottenham should sign this striker, he is genuine quality and a deal could be done
By Aramide Oladipo
Former Tottenham player Jermaine Jenas believes that the club should attempt to sign Bournemouth striker Joshua King this summer.
The 25-year-old enjoyed an impressive campaign last season and he was Bournemouth’s talisman, finishing as the club’s top goalscorer with 16 goals in all competitions.
The striker’s performances enabled the club to finish in the top-half of the Premier League table for the first time in their history.
Speaking in an interview with the Sport Review, Jenas is convinced that King would be a perfect back-up choice for Spurs main man Harry Kane up top.
“I like Josh King, I really do,” he said.
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“I think he’s a player they probably could get, especially now Jermaine Defoe has gone to Bournemouth. He fits the bill perfectly.
“I think that having somebody to back him up like Josh King, who knows what it’s like to come off the bench because he does it at Bournemouth, and who has genuine quality… he would be a player who I personally would like to see go to Spurs.”
King was unable to replicate last season’s form in the opening day of the season as Bournemouth endured a 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Although Tottenham are expected to compete for the Premier League title and feature in the Champions League this season, it will still be a difficult task to convince King to sit on the bench as a second-choice option to Kane.
Despite not completing a single signing this summer, Spurs picked up all three points in their first match of the new league season with a 2-0 victory over 10-men Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, with goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies.
In other Tottenham news, Jermaine Jenas has warned that teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid will come call for this star after his dazzling display against Newcastle on Sunday – but it isn’t goal scorer Dele Alli.