Marcus Bent has exclusively told Football FanCast that Josh King’s future at Everton will be resolved at the end of the season.
King was involved in constant uncertainty surrounding his future last summer following Bournemouth’s relegation from the Premier League.
The striker ended up staying on the South Coast, but then joined Everton in a last-gasp Deadline Day move in January after failing to score in the league for the Cherries during the first half of the campaign.
Despite getting his return to the Premier League, King hasn’t scored in 10 appearances for the Toffees, and is yet to be given a start under Carlo Ancelotti.
Such are King’s struggles at Goodison Park, it appears unlikely that Everton will extend his stay, especially with Galatasaray reportedly in talks to sign the former Manchester United frontman this summer.
But Bent’s told Football FanCast that his sources at Finch Farm have informed him that King’s future won’t be decided just yet:
“His contract is up in June, and you’ve got Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison in there, so for him to play consistently is going to be a struggle to be honest.
“Who I spoke to at the training ground, they said they need to get in a winger and a quicker midfielder that’s a little bit more technical to help the forwards and I’m sure they’ll score more goals.
“They said they weren’t sure [about King’s future] and were going to decide at the end of the season.”