Speaking exclusively to FootballFanCast, Dean Windass has delivered his verdict on rumoured Aston Villa transfer target Josh King.
Reports over the summer suggested that the Norway international was an option for Dean Smith’s side, but the club eventually brought in Ollie Watkins from Brentford in a big-money deal.
However, that hasn’t stopped Villa from seemingly eyeing a fresh attempt at signing King, with The Athletic claiming recently that the Bournemouth ace could well be considered again.
Now, Windass has given his thoughts on the club potentially landing King, either in the January transfer window or future windows, telling FootballFanCast:
“I don’t think he’d fit Villa, you know? I just don’t think he’d fit.”
Whilst the 28-year-old may not be an out-and-out centre-forward, what with his ability to play off another striker or even out wide, this is still a player who Manchester United were keen on signing less than 12 months ago.
Described as a “complete package” by former Cherries boss Eddie Howe, the £45k-a-week earning forward could give Villa some much-needed strength in depth up front and also them offer an extra option out wide were they to suffer any injuries.
With Keinan Davis’ future at the club uncertain, and Wesley only just working his way back to full fitness, there’s no questioning that Smith could do with some extra firepower to help share the burden with summer signing Watkins.
And despite King’s indifferent start to the season – he’s scored no goals although his campaign has been hampered by injury – Villa should, in our opinion, be looking to bring in the Premier League-tested Norwegian in, but Windass seemingly disagrees.