Newcastle United struggled for goals especially during the first half of the season whenever Callum Wilson was not fit, so to bring in someone of Josh King’s ability would be great for both the club and their reliable goalscorer, according to Steve Howey.
King was usually rather reliable in front of goal during his time at Bournemouth with 53 goals in 184 games, which saw him and Wilson strike up a great partnership that helped the Cherries enjoy five consecutive seasons in the Premier League.
The Norweigan international is now set to become a free agent after spending the second half of last season on loan at Everton, where he failed to start a single Premier League game, with reports linking the Magpies with a move for King.
This could potentially come about if Andy Carroll decides to turn down the one year contract his boyhood club have offered him, and Wilson would likely rather have King alongside him at the club instead of Carroll. Howey spoke about how Wilson would love to be reunited with yet another former Bournemouth teammate, exclusively to Football FanCast:
“I think it would just rejoin the two of them together again which I think Wilson would be delighted with because at times he was just up there on his own even though Saint-Maximin and Almiron do try to get up there with him.”
During King and Wilson’s partnership at Bournemouth, they managed to score an impressive 89 goals which did coincide with the Newcastle striker suffering two ACL injuries, which disrupted much of his time at the Vitality Stadium.