Josh King remains a transfer priority for West Ham United ahead of the January transfer window, according to Claret and Hugh.
King was heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium throughout the summer, with West Ham having a £13million bid rejected for the AFC Bournemouth man.
King stayed put and remained at Bournemouth, though, and he has since played a key role in helping Jason Tindall’s side fight for promotion from the Championship in the early stages of this season.
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The 28-year-old hasn’t featured for Bournemouth since the start of December, and is currently self-isolating ahead of tonight’s clash with Nottingham Forest.
According to Claret and Hugh, King is still a number-one target for West Ham heading into the January transfer window, as David Moyes looks to strengthen his squad.
The Hammers have also been linked with the signing of Lyon forward Moussa Dembele, but it seems that King is still at the forefront of Moyes’ plans going forward.
King scored six goals in the Premier League last season, but he is yet to find the net in five Championship appearances this term.
He’s out of contract at Bournemouth at the end of this season, though, so a move away in January looks likely.
It was a coup for Bournemouth to keep hold of King in the summer considering the interest from the Premier League.
He is yet to really hit form in the Championship this season, but to have a player of his quality in the squad is a massive boost.
Given his contract situation, though, it is hard to see Bournemouth keep of hold of him beyond this season.