Report: Manchester United set to rival Spurs for striker’s signature

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur face competition from Manchester United to sign Bournemouth striker Josh King.

According to The Sun, Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to contribute his opinion on potential signings and has identified the forward of whom he worked with previously.

Solskjaer coached the reserve team at United and King was still an academy player at the club.

Tottenham have also been credited with an interest in the player who has scored five times in the Premier League for the Cherries this season.

He has apparently been on the radar of Spurs scouts as far back as the end of last season and has previously spoken of the apparent interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

He told The Telegraph in June 2017: “I was intrigued even being mentioned in the same sentence as Spurs, a big team who play in the Champions League.”

King is valued at around £25million by Bournemouth, which in today’s market does not represent a huge amount for a player who has already scored goals in the top flight.

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