According to The Sun, Newcastle United want to sign Bournemouth forward Josh King in this summer’s transfer window.
Magpies boss Rafael Benitez is expected to be in the market for at least one new striker at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
King managed 16 Premier League goals for Bournemouth last season, and has netted seven times in 31 appearances for the Cherries in all competitions this term.
It would be fair to say that the Newcastle supporters are excited about the potential move, with a number calling on their club to bring the Norway international to St James’ Park.
King’s pace and power would be the ideal fit for Rafael Benitez’s side, who have impressively won four of their last five Premier League matches, and the Newcastle fans are very keen indeed.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
When #nufc played Bournemouth at home this season Josh King was causing us massive problems. Being linked to him this morning, love to have him here he’s ideal for us. Didn’t realise he was Norwegian like 🤔
— Stephen (@dustyrerds) April 22, 2018
Decent signing if it happens
— shaun saunders (@sms5441) April 22, 2018
Get him in
— Luke Powell (@lukepowell92) April 22, 2018
Take him no probs
— The Geordie Mob (@TheGeordieMob) April 22, 2018
Hope it happens, Joselu is dire
— Jimmy Terrones (@JamesTerrones95) April 22, 2018
Just wot we want for me a proven Premier goal scorer
— justin v taylor (@taylormelanie4) April 22, 2018