West Ham are set to go back in for Bournemouth striker Josh King in January, according to a report from Claret and Hugh.

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It is claimed that the Hammers are prepared to pay as much as £15 million for the 28-year-old forward (Claret and Hugh). That would be broken down into instalments, however.

And some West Ham fans are baffled that their club are willing to pay so much for a player who will be out of contract in the summer…

You can’t really argue with the thinking.

£15 million for King really does seem to be way too much money. West Ham should offer Bournemouth no more than £8 million, perhaps £10 million tops, for his services.

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

If the Cherries don’t accept, then we should just wait until the summer when we will be able to sign him for nothing.

 

Stats

The 28-year-old racked up six goals and four assists in 26 Premier League games last season (Who Scored).

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Joshua King (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In those outings, the Norway international averaged one shot, 1.2 key passes and two dribbles per game. He also won an average of 2.3 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).

King scored 16 goals in the 2016/17 Premier League season, and 12 in the 2018/19 campaign (Transfermarkt). He hasn’t scored any goals in five outings this term, however.

The 28-year-old is an incredibly hard working forward and he would be ideally suited to West Ham.

Let’s just hope that the Hammers don’t end up overpaying for his services, however.

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