According to the Daily Mail, West Brom are eager to land out-of-favour Leicester City midfielder Andy King on a loan deal in the upcoming January transfer window.
King is a long-serving fan-favourite at the King Power Stadium, having been with the Foxes since graduating from the club’s youth academy in 2004. The midfielder has since gone on to make 378 appearances for the club, and was part of the squad that won a remarkable Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri in 2016.
However, the midfielder is clearly now surplus to requirements at Leicester. Current Foxes manager Clause Puel has not included the 30-year-old in his Premier League squad, meaning that King has been restricted to turning out with the under-23s.
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The 50-cap Wales international must now seek pastures new to get his career back on track.
Plenty of Championship clubs would be wise to move for King in the winter window, with the Baggies apparently currently leading the charge. However, Nottingham Forest would also be wise to enter the race for the Welshman’s signature.
Like the Baggies, Forest are on the hunt for promotion to the Premier League this season, and are currently within touching distance of a play-off place. However, Aitor Karanka must look to bolster his ranks in January if his side are to go the distance over the remainder of the gruelling Championship campaign.
King would add top-level experience – as he has four Champions League appearances on his CV – stamina, and creativity to the midfield contingent at the City Ground. As a former Championship title-winner too, King also knows what it takes to triumph in the division.
What do you think, Forest fans, would King be a wise winter addition?