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Aston Villa tipped to step up pursuit of EFL star as January plans gather pace



Aston Villa are considering a fresh move for Josh King next month, according to reports from The Athletic.

The Premier League side were heavily linked with a move for the forward during the summer transfer window as they looked to strengthen their side ahead of the new season.

It was expected that King would move on during the summer, but instead a January move looks to be on the cards.

The 28-year-old has made just six appearances for Bournemouth this season with the Norway international falling out of contention in recent weeks.

Bournemouth haven’t missed him though, with the Cherries firmly on track to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the very first attempt.

With King out of contract at the end of the season the January transfer window could be the club’s last chance to cash in on the player, meaning that the writing seems to be on the wall.

Villa are desperate to add more attacking firepower to the squad, and according to reporter Gregg Evans, King could be near the top of that list.

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He wrote: “Josh King, the Bournemouth forward who can play centrally or out wide, is likely to be considered again.

“He was checked out in the last window but ended up staying at the Championship club.”

The Verdict

This seems to be a move that makes sense for all parties.

Bournemouth haven’t really missed Josh King so far this term and would benefit from cashing in on the player.

Aston Villa need firepower and given the fact that the forward could be available for a cut-price fee, this could prove to be an excellent deal.

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