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Josh King: West Brom must swoop after West Ham’s Benrahma transfer decision

West Bromwich Albion may well be closing in on the signing of Karlan Grant before tomorrow’s deadline, but the door may have just opened to sign another mooted transfer target.

The Daily Mail have named the Baggies as potential suitors for AFC Bournemouth forward Joshua King along with Premier League rivals West Ham United.

However, it appears that Slaven Bilic’s former club is closing in on a different player – Brentford’s Said Benrahma.

According to the reliable ExWHUemployee, the Hammers will not move for any other player after securing the Algerian winger, who is currently in talks to join the club in a £30m deal.

This means Albion have a clear path to land King if they so wish.

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Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to the 28-year-old in the past year, so it could well be quite the coup for the Midlands outfit.

King has proven to be a prolific goalscorer at this level having bagged at least six goals in each of the last five seasons, even last year during the Cherries’ relegation he contributed to a total of ten goals, via Transfermarkt.

It was only in the 2016/17 season where he netted a whopping 16 goals for the south coast club. He’d come with way more experience than Grant after playing 161 times in the top-flight.

Speaking to Match of the Day, via The Football Faithful, his former boss Eddie Howe said: “Josh is outstanding physically, technically and mentally – he has the complete package, a little bit of everything.”

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It’s thought that Bournemouth would be willing to accept just £10m for the Norway international with the attacker in the final year of his contract, as per The Sun.

That low of a fee would certainly soften his reported £45k-per-week wages – landing him along with Grant could be the boost that’s needed at the Hawthorns.

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Article title: Josh King: West Brom must swoop after West Ham’s Benrahma transfer decision

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