Fulham may well be reportedly close to signing Josh Maja on loan from Bordeaux but he might not be the only striker arriving at Craven Cottage before the transfer window shuts, as the Cottagers are reportedly eyeing a move for Bournemouth’s Josh King.
According to the Evening Standard Fulham are lining up a swoop for the former Manchester United striker, who has been attempting to force a move away from Bournemouth for some time.
The 29-year-old has been poor since Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship, with no goals or assists in the second tier this season, but has shown his quality in the Premier League in the past.
The striker has managed 48 goals and 15 assists in 161 appearances in the Premier League, whilst he has 53 goals for current club Bournemouth, so he could add a real goalscoring threat in Scott Parker’s side should he join.
The Craven Cottage outfit are low on strikers in their squad, with just Aleksandr Mitrovic a natural in that position, and unfortunately, the Serbian has not been able to continue his form from the Championship in the Premier League so far this season.
Parker’s side have been guilty of too many draws this season in games that they perhaps could’ve won had they put away their chances, with the recent draw against West Brom a prime example, which suggests that they do need more attacking options in their squad.
Unfortunately for Fulham, they are not the only side looking at signing the Cherries striker, with Everton having also been touted with an interest in the Norwegian on deadline day, and both sides have now reportedly agreed terms with the forward.
Therefore, signing a Premier League-proven striker such as King could well be the difference between relegation and staying up for Fulham this season, so Tony Khan should do everything he can to see of Premier League competition and bring the striker to Craven Cottage in a last-gasp deal before the deadline.
And, in other news… Khan could boost Parker’s squad with deadline day swoop for 22 y/o beast