West Ham are hoping to pick key David Moyes target Josh King up for less than £10 million in January according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.

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The Hammers look incredibly weak in the centre-forward department.

David Moyes now has to rely upon Sebastien Haller once again, with Michail Antonio having been ruled out of action with yet another hamstring complaint.

It will be absolutely vital for the West Ham boss to bring an established centre-forward to the London Stadium in January.

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And Josh King seems like the ideal option for the Hammers.


The 28-year-old racked up six goals and four assists in 26 Premier League games last season (Who Scored).

In those outings, the Norway international averaged one shot, 1.2 key passes and two dribbles per game. He also won an average of 2.3 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).

King scored 16 goals in the 2016/17 Premier League season, and 12 in the 2018/19 campaign (Transfermarkt).

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We have been chasing the Bournemouth ace since the summer (Sky Sports).

At the time, it was reported that West Ham were being asked to pay £18 million for the 51-capped Norway international (Sky Sports).

The 28-year-old remained on the south coast in the end. With his contract expiring in the summer, however, the Cherries will not want to risk losing him for nothing in six months time.

Claret and Hugh reckon we could pick up King for less than £10 million. And if we could get that figure down to £5, £6 or even £7 million, it will be great business in anyone’s book.

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