Ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss urges club to sign Bournemouth’s King

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood believes that the club would benefit by having Bournemouth forward Joshua King in their ranks.

In May, the 25-year-old told The Sun that he was fully focused on the Cherries and trying to improve his game amid speculation that Spurs were keeping an eye on him.

Sherwood believes that the Norwegian would be a strong back-up to Harry Kane rather than a player who will try to challenge for the main striker role.

Kane once again ended the season with the Golden Boot after scoring 29 Premier League goals, and overall he netted 35 in all competitions.

He is expected to be Mauricio Pochettino’s first pick for the foreseeable future, so Sherwood believes that bringing in King would give Spurs an added boost up front, particularly as they will have a packed fixture schedule this season.

The Bournemouth forward contributed with 16 league goals in the 2016-17 campaign, as well as two assists.

Sherwood told talkSPORT:

“I think they need a centre-forward, but it is really important they get the right one. They can’t buy one who expects to be first choice because Harry wil obviously be first choice. For me, it would be the one at Bournemouth. I think Josh King has got loads to offer.

“He runs in behind, he holds it up, he is strong, he is still developing and he would be a perfect player for the Tottenham squad. And he would get plenty of games – they are in the Champions League this year as well.”