Norwegian agent Jim Solbakken has been in talks with Newcastle United and Alan Pardew, and he has said he has discussed a number of forwards with the Newcastle manager, but wouldn’t say if one of those was Norwegian 22-year-old Jo Inge Berget, who is being linked with a possible Newcastle move in January.
Joshua King – young Manchester United striker – on the move?
But Solbakken is willing to discuss Manchester United youngster Joshua King, a 20 year-old Norwegian striker, who has failed to make a breakthrough into the Manchester United first team, after joining the club four years ago from Norwegian club Vålerenga Fotball (that’s how it’s spelled), his home town club in Oslo.
The Norwegian agent had this to say to VG:
“I have discussed attacking options with Newcastle United. There are many clubs who are interested in Joshua King but he is where he should be.” “He could have joined many clubs during the summer but has got confidence in the Manchester United organisation.”
But there has been news over the last few weeks that Joshua wants to move on from the Red Devils, and he could be made available in January, and it appears that Newcastle are one of the clubs taking a look at the player.
King has spent loan spells at Hull City, Borussia Monchengladbach and Preston North End to get some first team experience, and has played for all the Norwegian Youth sides, and twice for the full side, making his debut in September against Iceland.
Newcastle may be losing Demba Ba in January, so the club will be looking for potential strikers that could come in during January, but we would need somebody more experienced than King, although he could be fueling Newcastle’s interest as one for the future.
We would expect Newcastle to be linked with a number of strikers from now through January, but we have to hope that Demba Ba will sign a new deal and stay on Tyneside, before the end of the year.