Watford have added another signing to Xisco Munoz’s squad ahead of next season, as Josh King joins the club following his release from Everton.
After a disappointing spell with Everton, where he was given very few opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti, King will be looking to get back to his best as a regular under Munoz at Watford last season.
The £7.2m-rated forward enjoyed the best spell of his career with Bournemouth, contributing 53 goals and 19 assists in 184 appearances for the Cherries, which emphasises that he can be a threat in front of goal.
The 29-year-old enjoyed two particularly successful seasons in the Premier League in the 2016/17 and 2018/19 campaigns, hitting 16 and 12 top-flight goals respectively, so if he can rediscover that sort of form with the Hornets, then he will be well worth the low risk of bringing him in on a free transfer.
It was always likely that Munoz would look to add a goalscorer to his squad ahead of next season after winger Ismaila Sarr finished as top scorer in the Championship for Watford last season with just 13 goals, whilst the likes of Troy Deeney and Andre Gray are perhaps unlikely to be regulars in the Premier League.
Back in 2018, Howe was full of praise for King after he scored a brace against Newcastle United, saying:
“Josh is outstanding physically, technically and mentally – he has the complete package, a little bit of everything.
“He wants goals to show that potential is so high with him. He took the penalty well and the second goal was a great finish.”
Therefore, the versatile forward could definitely add a new dimension to Munoz’s attack next season, and should he rediscover his goalscoring touch at Vicarage Road, then he could well prove to be the difference between relegation back to the Championship and staying in the Premier League for another season.
It’s exactly why fans will be buzzing with the signing of King ahead of the new top-flight campaign.
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