Tottenham Hotspur could be set to face competition for Josh King’s signature, with Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealing that Torino have now entered the race for the striker.
It was reported last week that Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik was the club’s main target (Calcio Mercato) but it appears as if the move for the Polish international has fallen through, with reports suggesting that he did not want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane (Football Insider).
One of the alternatives that Spurs are reportedly looking at is King, with The Telegraph reporting that Spurs could turn their attention to the Bournemouth star who is keen to return to the Premier League after the Cherries relegation from the top-flight.
The report even claimed that Tottenham could potentially sign the Norwegian international after the October 5 deadline due to the fact that Premier League clubs can buy from those in the EFL for an additional 11 days.
However, it now looks like Spurs have to move quickly if they are to land King with Romano revealing on social media that Torino have opened talks with the 28-year-old.
Torino have opened talks with Bournemouth to sign Joshua King. Negotiations on. 🍒 @DiMarzio #transfers #Bournemouth
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 28, 2020
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Now that it looks like the Milik deal has fallen through, I would certainly take King over the likes of Haris Seferovic or Carlos Vinicius. However, I am convinced that we will go for a target-man who is good at holding the ball up and playing with his back to goal rather than someone like King, who has the pace to run in behind the opposition backline.
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