West Ham will go back in for Bournemouth striker Josh King in January, according to a report from reputable insiders Claret and Hugh.

The report claimed that Hammers boss David Moyes has come to a decision over his preferred striking target and wants to bring the 28-year-old Norweigan to London Stadium.

Moyes was linked with a move for the 51-cap Norway international during the summer but ended up not signing a recognised striker.

However, after Michail Antonio’s recent injury troubles left Moyes with just one fit senior centre-forward, it has been expected that the Irons manager would revisit his options in the January window.

West Ham could perceivably sign the Championship striker at a cut-price fee, with King’s Bournemouth deal expiring next summer.

After six goals and four assists in the Cherries’ ultimately disappointing Premier League campaign in 2019/20, King is yet to have a direct goal involvement this term.

However, with 17 senior international goals and 48 Premier League strikes to his name, King still represents a viable option for the Irons as a proven goalscorer.

West Ham fans know the striker’s prowess in front of goal all too well as, during his best goal-scoring season in 2016/17, the former Manchester United man put the Hammers to the sword with a hat-trick in a 3-2 defeat for the Londoners.


With a market value of £11.7m according to Transfermarkt and with his contract near to its conclusion, the Hammers could well land a January bargain in King.

The player was keen to make a move in the summer, which may go some way to explaining his poor start to the new season.

Regardless of current form, at 28 and with a track record of scoring Premier League goals, Moyes would be crazy not to at least attempt to land the versatile and pacey Norwegian.

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