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Spurs £25m target Josh King could be the perfect foil for Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur are still yet to resolve one of their lingering problems and fresh reports hint that could yet rumble on…

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According to Football Insider, Spurs have been joined in the race to sign relegated AFC Bournemouth striker Josh King by Serie A giants AC Milan.

It’s claimed that the 28-year-old looks set to leave the Cherries this summer with just a year left remaining on his current contract, so the Championship newcomers would be open to listening to offers.

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Sky Sports reported in June that four of the Premier League’s top six were also keen on the Norweigen forward whilst The Sun have mooted a £25m fee to secure his signature.

Perfect foil

It is no secret that Spurs need another striker as they failed to replace veteran Fernando Llorente last summer – and it would come back to haunt them at the start of 2020.

Harry Kane’s injury on New Year’s Day led to Spurs being knocked out of the FA Cup and the Champions League with players playing out of position in his absence. His return post-lockdown saw them claw back a top-six place thanks to the Englishman’s seven goals.

The north London faithful should be no strangers to King as Mauricio Pochettino wanted him back in 2017 after a goal-laden campaign.

King’s eight goals and four assists weren’t enough to prevent the Cherries’ relegation, but it could hint towards him being the perfect foil for Spurs’ frontline, especially given his versatility to play anywhere in attack.

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The 46-cap international averaged 2 dribbles and 1.2 key passes per game this season, via WhoScored, which suggests he could be in a similar mould to Kane despite being 5 foot 11.

Ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe’s praise for King should be enough to convince anyone of parting with eight figures, too, he once told Match of the Day: “Josh is outstanding physically, technically and mentally – he has the complete package, a little bit of everything.”

This one seems like a no-brainer for those at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

AND in other news, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has to unleash “huge talent” on the PL this season

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