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