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Massive Transfer Fee Will Price Newcastle Out Of A Bid For This English Striker

Newcastle have been interested in signing 25 year-old Bournemouth’s Norwegian striker Josh King all this year after he looked an impressive player in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur are now interested in signing the player this summer, but according to the Telegraph, the north London club may be asked to pay as much as £30M for King.

Joshua has played 28 times for Norway with 7 goals since he made his debut against Iceland in September 2012.

King was signed from Blackburn Rovers two years ago for the Cherries and he’s since had two decent seasons in the Premier league scoring 22 goals in 67 Premier League appearances.

25 year-old Norwegian striker Joshua King

Spurs Chairman David Levy must still be smarting from the massive £30M he paid over to Newcastle United last summer for a certain Moussa Sissoko, who was a big flop last season.

Newcastle fans had warned at the time he was signed he was worth nowhere near £30M, but we didn’t try too hard to persuade the London club not to buy Moussa – come to think of it.

One of the best deals Newcastle ever made.


Spurs are said to have reservations about the move for King because of the fee and Everton are also said to be interested in spending even more money this summer.

It’s interesting these were the same two clubs  interested in  signing Moussa Sissoko on the final day of last summer’s transfer window.

We would assume, at a massive £30M, it’s simply not worth even contemplating trying to sign Callum Wilson for Newcastle this summer.

There must be better deals for strikers elsewhere.

That’s true isn’t it?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • john tudor

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    TAC get into gear ffs

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed this is getting past the joke stage all these player where after it not worth doing a write up and then saying we will be price out of this player or that one

  • Mings

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Wrong pic. Not king ?

  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    If you just want to slag off Ed
    Get lost – there’s a good lad

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    To be fair, Joshua King has improved in his two PL seasons but he does not excite. Also we would probably end up paying more than he is actually worth which would provide Bournemouth with greater funds to buy a much better player.

  • john tudor

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Armstrong free

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #7

    King was a bit part player until Wilson Wrecked his knees, as lindisfarne just stated he has improved over the last couple of seasons but not to the tune of 30m imo

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #8

    What about Hernandez at Hull, got pace to burn can score goals, decent age with pl experience and should have a relatively fair price tag, could play back up to gale as has the attributes to slot in if Gayle broke down but would improve the aerial threat compared to Gayle, thoughts anyone?

  • gaz 44

    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Top scorer in 2017 I’d take him happily

  • newcs

    Jul 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    What a stink of a pre season for transfers. Not only have we not signed anyone decent we are not even being linked with any.

  • bladeuser

    Jul 16, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #11

    NOBODY is above criticism


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