By Harvey Byrne
West Ham are weighing up a summer move for Bournemouth goal machine Joshua King, according to a report.
The Sun have claimed in it’s Friday print edition (page 64) that the 25-year-old speed merchant is interesting the Hammers.
The attacker has been in fine form for the Cherries this season and with three years still left on his contract it is expected that he will be valued very highly.
However, this may not turn Slaven Bilic away after he shelved out a massive club record £20.5million for Andre Ayew from Swansea last summer.
King will have caught the eye of many top-flight sides with 11 goals and two assists from his 28 appearances for Bournemouth this season.
He has also scored a fine eight goals in his last eight league outings, while also assisting one and of those strikes includes a stunning hat-trick against West Ham earlier in the month.
It is assumed that Bilic will be keen to add some more firepower to his team in the next window with last summer’s forward signings Ashley Fletcher, Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza all struggling to have an impact at the club.
Football Insider verdict:
King will definitely be on the radar of a lot of Premier League sides following his fine performances this season. He would also certainly fit the West Ham team, who are in need of another attacker. Michail Antonio is the club’s current top scorer with nine goals from 35 outings and King has two more strikes in seven less appearances. Therefore, the Norway international should be a must buy for West Ham, but if they do make a move for the pacey attacker they will surely face competition from elsewhere.
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