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Manuel Pellegrini hoping to beat West Ham to Josh King - report
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Manuel Pellegrini hoping to beat West Ham to Josh King - report

Manuel Pellegrini wants to bring alleged West Ham target Josh King to Real Betis this summer according to a report from AS.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has been linked with a move to sign King since last summer.

Then, when Sebastien Haller left for Ajax in January, the rumours resurfaced (TV2 and talkSPORT).

The 29-year-old ended up joining Everton from Bournemouth on a short-term deal.

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King is now available on a free transfer, however, having been released by the Toffees.

Manuel Pellegrini to beat West Ham to Josh King?

AS claims that the Chilean is keen to bring the 54-capped Norway international to Betis this summer.

Whilst King may not be many Hammers fans’ first choice, he would undoubtedly be a very useful addition to Moyes’s squad.

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Betis entering the race for the former Bournemouth star would be somewhat of a blow for West Ham, however.

With finances tight at the London Stadium, the opportunity to sign a decent striker with Premier League experience for absolutely nothing will undoubtedly be one that appeals to David Moyes and the club’s owners.

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Losing out on King to former manager Manuel Pellegrini would be fairly gutting for the Hammers. Unless we are going for bigger and better players of course!