Benfica join Everton in race for Bournemouth striker Josh King
Benfica could solve their issues at striker this summer as they eye up a move for Josh King.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Benfica have joined Everton in race for Bournemouth striker Josh King.
The 28-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Norway international joined Bournemouth from Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in July 2015. His contract expires in the summer of 2021.
The striker has featured in 27 matches for Bournemouth this term, netting 6 goals and providing 4 assists in all competitions.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Norway.
King has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 17 goals in 46 senior appearances for the Norway national team.
He is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Bournemouth this summer and the list of suitors in the Norway international continues to grow. His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Jorge Jesus wants to sign a new striker and King is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Norway international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Jesus wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The Benfica manager wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.
Josh King is a dynamic striker, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Benfica have jumped into the battle for Bournemouth striker Josh King. The Mirror says King has emerged as a target for Portuguese giants Benfica. Bournemouth do not want to lose King, but are now reluctantly listening to offers for the player with just 12 months remaining on his deal. Manchester United tried to re-sign the 28-year-old in January. And now Newcastle and Everton are reportedly interested.”
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It would take a huge offer from Benfica to prise the 28-year-old striker from Bournemouth.
A move away from Bournemouth will not be only the best move for King, but also for the club.
Good signing for Benfica?
Josh King is very highly rated in England and he could be a superb long term signing for Benfica.
Signing the 28-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Jorge Jesus.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Benfica.
It will be interesting to see whether Benfica will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.