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talkSPORT journalist claims West Ham United could make a play for Everton forward Josh King
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talkSPORT journalist claims West Ham United could make a play for Everton forward Josh King

West Ham are still interested in signing Josh King despite his struggles with Everton according to a report from talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook.

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The 29-year-old joined the Toffees from Bournemouth for a nominal fee in January.

He has really struggled to make an impact under Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park, however.

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King has made just nine Premier League appearances for Everton – all from the substitutes bench, and he is still yet to register either a goal or an assist (Who Scored).

The former Bournemouth man is a very hard working striker.

He possess great movement and is a real team player.

West Ham to go back in for Everton forward Josh King?

Whether he is the right man for the job at the London Stadium is debatable. He is hardly prolific in front of goal after all.

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talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook reckons that the Hammers could move for Toffees forward Josh King as a cheaper alternative to Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham, however.

As painful as it is to say, West Ham signing Josh King seems a lot more realistic than us moving for Tammy this summer.

The 29-year-old is out of contract with Everton in the summer. So it would be no surprise to see Hammers co-owner David Sullivan’s eyes light up at the prospect of signing the Norway international for absolutely nothing.

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If West Ham are to make genuine progress as a club, however, we should be avoiding moves to sign ageing strikers who contribute little in the goalscoring department.

As mentioned earlier though, King rocking up at the London Stadium on a free this summer seems almost a dead cert given our transfer history.