According to a report from the Mirror, West Ham United’s proposed move to sign Bournemouth ace Josh King is being held up because of the striker’s wage demands.

In other words…ExWHUemployee claims ‘outstanding’ Barcelona ace is a potential loan option for West Ham

Hammers boss David Moyes is frantically trying to sign a new striker before the January transfer window slams shut.

That comes after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax for around £20 million last week.

Josh King is someone who has been linked with a move to the London Stadium since the summer (Claret and Hugh and talkSPORT).

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Joshua King (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Now the Mirror are claiming that the Norwegian’s wage demands are holding up a deal that would see him move to West Ham, however.

The 28-year-old forward could be available for around £13 million according to the Sun.

 

West Ham struggling to get Josh King deal over the line

In the summer though, King will be available for absolutely nothing.

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Joshua King (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Surely we would be mad to pay such a hefty fee for someone who we could sign for nothing in six months time.

King would be a decent addition for the Hammers on a free in the summer.

Signing him for anything above £10 million this month, however, would be a terrible waste of money.

Let’s hope that the West Ham board see it that way too.

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