Tony Cottee named Josh King as a player who West Ham should be trying to sign this summer, when speaking on the Jim White Show on talkSPORT yesterday (December 15th).

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The Hammers have made a fantastic start to their 202/21 Premier League campaign.

David Moyes’s men are currently sitting in sixth spot in the table. A win against Crystal Palace tomorrow could take us inside the top four!

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If West Ham are to maintain that form up until the end of the season, however, Moyes needs to bring one or two new faces to the London Stadium in January.


The addition of an established centre-forward should be topping the Scot’s priority list.

And West Ham legend Tony Cottee urged his former club to sign Bournemouth attacker Josh King in January, when speaking on the Jim White Show on talkSPORT yesterday (December 15th):

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“The main thing they’re missing is someone that’s going to get 20 goals a season, hopefully, there’ll be a little bit of money in January for what they need in the window. Josh King is one name who has scored regular Premier League goals.”

Claret and Hugh recently claimed that the Hammers are eyeing a bargain £10 million deal for the 28-year-old.

King has never been that 20 goal a season striker, but he would still be an excellent addition for West Ham.

The Norway international has scored 50 goals in 175 appearances for the Cherries. His best two seasons came in the 2016/17 and 2018/19 campaigns when he scored 16 goals and 12 goals respectively (Transfermarkt).

The Bournemouth hitman can play anywhere along the front-line. He is an incredibly hard worker and can run the channels all day long.

King would be the ideal addition for David Moyes. Let’s hope we can make it happen for a bargain fee in January.

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