Josh King admitted that he was disappointed after Bournemouth rejected a bid from West Ham for his services late on in the summer transfer window, when speaking exclusively to TV2.

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Hammers boss David Moyes wanted to bring the Norway international to the London Stadium in the summer (The Telegraph).

The Sun claimed that West Ham were prepared to pay around £10 million for King.

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The 29-year-old’s proposed move to East London never materialised, however.

King stayed with Bournemouth and eventually left the south coast club to link up with Everton in January on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Josh King opens up on failed West Ham move

What happens with King at the end of the season remains to be seen.

If Everton don’t renew his contract, he will be available on a free transfer and the Hammers may well go back in for him.

That may well be a strong possibility. King told TV2 how he was disappointed to miss out on a move to West Ham seven months ago:

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“I was on summer vacation and was asked not to come back, because they were going to sell me. Then things happened, which will come out with later. I didn’t have any beef with Bournemouth because of what happened. When I returned, they declined a bid from West Ham. Then they called me on the deadline day and said they would loan me. I had some difficulty understanding why they went from saying no to two bids, to suddenly letting me go on loan. That, I think, is a question I’ll never get an answer to.”

If King is available for nothing in the summer, signing him will be an absolute no-brainer for West Ham.

The Hammers need to sign two centre-forwards. In an ideal world, they would both be world class strikers.

Money is tight at the London Stadium, however. So if West Ham are to sign two forwards, one of them will likely have to be a free agent or a loan deal.

And Josh King fits the bill perfectly. He is a very hard working, versatile striker. He has all the hallmarks of a typical David Moyes signing.

Everton may well decide to offer him a new deal, however. So where josh King will be playing his football next season is still very much up in the air.

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