Everton FC have completed the signing of Joshua King from Bournemouth on the final day of the winter transfer window. The 29 year old joins the Merseyside outfit on a six month deal for now.
After the toffees decided to let Cenk Tosun to return to his club Besiktas, they decided to shift their focus towards Joshua King. His arrival comes at a nominal fee for the club.
Everton announce the signing of Joshua King
Joshua King departs Bournemouth after being the highest goal scorer in the club’s history. He scored a 53 goals in 184 appearances for the club during his 5 and a half year stay at the south coast.
Fulham FC showed a lot of interest to sign King but he decided to choose Merseyside as his next destination instead of London. However Fulham have managed to sign Josh Maja on loan from French club Bordeaux.
There was a lot of speculation regarding Joshua king’s move away from the Vitality stadium wherein giants Manchester United saw a £20 million deal rejected. There was also string interest from London outfit West Ham United who wanted to sign him last window itself with manager Sam Allardyce making it no secret.
King hasn’t been able to score a goal in his last 12 premiership games though and has been poor ever since the cherries were relegated last season. Approximately four out of the big six clubs wanted to sign him on the final day of the 2019/20 season.
With Joshua King out of the picture Shane Long has joined Bournemouth for the rest of the season. Takumi Minamino has joined Southampton which has pushed Long out of the club. Jason Tindall is delighted with Long’s arrival.
I am delighted to bring an attacker of Shane’s experience and quality to the club.
“As well as his undoubted technical ability, Shane’s character, maturity and leadership skills are something we have been searching for to add to what is a relatively young squad.
“He has played at the highest level for the majority of his career – including the past nine seasons – and we are hoping to bring the best out of him over the coming months as we aim to gain promotion back to the Premier League.”
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