'Better than Janssen' - Tottenham fans react on Twitter to £15m-rated striker speculation
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham are reportedly interested in Bournemouth forward Joshua King – and the club’s supporters were delighted with the interest on Twitter.
The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs are eyeing a move for the 25-year-old that has been in great form in the Premier League this season.
It is understood that the north London club have added the striker to their summer shortlist.
The report details that his signature could demand a fee of at least £15million and that the Norway international is under contract at Bournemouth until 2020.
King has managed an impressive 15 goals in 34 appearances so far in the Premier League this season, with 12 of them coming in 2017.
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Spurs fans have voiced their delight with being linked with the in-form attacker and feel that he could help improve their squad next season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— ???????????????????????????? (@Spurs_HM) May 2, 2017
Was only a matter of time until King's name was brought up. He's been massive for Bournemouth this season. Can play many positions too.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) May 2, 2017
Good backup for Kane I think
— Louis Mellini. (@LouisMellini) May 2, 2017
I think he's decent…Why not
— Lillywhite61 (@glynbas52) May 2, 2017
Better than janssen thats for sure i think king could do a job if kane gets injured like this season which i think cost us the title
— yids (@tottnum) May 2, 2017
Now we're talking.
— Macklin White (@MacklinWhite) May 2, 2017
— Nathan Davis (@NathanDavis123) May 2, 2017
King is enjoying a fantastic season for the Cherries and has scored the same amount of goals as Chelsea ace Eden Hazard in the top-flight.
The pacy forward has played a major role in Bournemouth sitting 10th in the league and his best moment this season came when he netted a fantastic hat-trick in a 3-2 victory over West Ham in March.
Spurs may be considering the attacker as they look to improve their options over the summer window.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have had Harry Kane as the central striker this campaign, while teammate Dele Alli has linked up well in an advanced role.
However, Vincent Janssen was purchased last summer to provide back-up and he has struggled during his first season in the Premier League.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have table an offer for a 26-year-old defender.