Noel Whelan believes that Josh King would be a ‘good fit’ for Norwich City, as the forward faces an uncertain summer.
King secured a late loan move to Everton from Bournemouth in the January window, but reports are suggesting that Carlo Ancelotti does not want to make the deal a permanent one.
With his contract at the Vitality Stadium expiring in the summer, King would then become a free agent.
Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Whelan claimed that the Canaries should be looking at the Norwegian international this summer, when they are likely to be a Premier League club once again.
“King has probably still kept his name out there for other teams to take that opportunity. Norwich might be a good one for him. They’re always looking for players in that kind of style of play. Someone who can run in behind alongside Teemu Pukki.
“That might be a way forward for him. It might give the opportunity to Josh King to be back in the Premier League. A chance to kickstart his career off again.”
Daniel Farke’s side hold a 14-point lead over third place in the race for automatic promotion.
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You can see Whelan’s point here, as Norwich will need another forward if they go up and King has qualities that would excel in Farke’s attack-minded team.
However, the financial aspects of the deal may make this a tough one. We all know that Norwich operate on a budget, and as a free agent King may be in a position where he can demand significant money.
But, if Norwich could make it work, then this would be a good signing, and he’s sure to be someone they consider once promotion is confirmed.
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