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Crystal Palace: Pundit believes the Eagles would welcome Josh King

Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has claimed that Crystal Palace would welcome the signing of Joshua King with open arms.

What’s the story?

The 29-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the month following a disappointing six-month spell at Everton.

King was signed by the Toffees on a short-term deal back in February, and the Merseyside club have chosen not to extend his stay at Goodison Park.

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Fans would be buzzing

It means the Norway international is currently searching for a new team ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, and Windass believes he would be welcomed at Palace.

In an exclusive interview with Transfer Tavern regarding King’s future, the ex-Hull City star said: Crystal Palace would take him all day long, but he needs to be playing, he needs to be proving he’s a goalscorer.

“Listen, it’s hard when you’ve done ever so well for Bournemouth, and you’re scoring goals, you get a move, and you hardly play. And then people think you’re a bad player overnight.

“It doesn’t work like that. You need to be playing week in, week out to be scoring goals.”

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With the Eagles on course to lose over a dozen players themselves on free transfers over the coming weeks, chairman Steve Parish is set to oversee a major squad overhaul in south London.

Michy Batshuayi has returned to parent club Chelsea following an underwhelming loan spell, leaving a gap that needs filling at the top end of the pitch.

Although King wasn’t a success at Everton, he proved his goalscoring credentials over many years at Bournemouth, bagging 48 Premier League goals in 161 top-flight appearances for the Cherries.

Acquiring the services of an experienced campaigner with a history of finding the back of the net at the highest level would be a much-welcomed addition to Palace’s ranks.

Therefore, the club’s supporters would surely be buzzing if Parish did end up moving for King this summer.

And, in other news…Parish could deliver dream Kouyate upgrade for Palace in £22.5m-rated “big prospect”

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