Paul Robinson is adamant that West Ham, Aston Villa and Everton target Josh King will leave Bournemouth before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
The 41-time England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed his former Blackburn Rovers teammate could be a “great part of the armoury” at the London Stadium given his versatility.
Football Insider revealed earlier today that the Hammers plan to make a fresh move for the Norway international after his asking price was slashed to £15million.
King, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Vitality Stadium, was the subject of rejected £13million bid from David Moyes’s side earlier this week .
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of King’s future, Robinson said:
“Josh King would give West Ham another great option but I am not sure whether he gets straight into their starting eleven.
“He can play wide as well though, that is where Josh started off at Manchester United. I know that he prefers playing through the middle and he is very capable in that position.
“He is a great part of the armoury to have if you like because he can play across the front line. He is a very versatile attacking player.
“I certainly do not expect him to be at Bournemouth come the end of the window.”