Bournemouth Josh King is keen on returning to Manchester United, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein. The Norwegian international, who left Old Trafford for Blackburn in 2013, is reportedly being targeted by the Red Devils before the transfer deadline:
Josh King wants the proposed transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester United to happen and is ready to head north if an agreement can be reached between the clubs @TheAthleticUK #MUFC #AFCB https://t.co/zCMPShAokj
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2020
With only hours to go before the window closes, it appears United are leaving it very late to bring in a new striker. Once a transfer fee is agreed, a medical and the paperwork can be done very quickly, but at the moment there doesn’t appear to be any breakthrough between the two clubs.
A move for King would raise a few eyebrows considering manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is looking for a goalscorer. The Cherries striker has scored just three goals this season and averages one goal in every three games at Premier League level.
At 28 years of age, he isn’t exactly young either, and while he would add to the club’s attacking options, he certainly wouldn’t be classed as a long-term solution up front.