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Norwich in transfer hunt for 54-cap international striker

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Norwich City want to bolster their attacking options for their Premier League return by bringing Josh King to Carrow Road, per Football Insider.

It comes as the Norway international is set to leave Everton just months after arriving on transfer deadline day in February, with Carlo Ancelotti opting not to extend his short-term contract into a second season.

The 29-year-old has made 11 appearances for the Toffees in the Premier League but is yet to break his duck, and he missed out on being a part of the squad to face Sheffield United yesterday due to injury.

It was a low-risk move that hasn’t really worked out but due to his past Premier League form, where he scored 48 times in 161 games for Bournemouth, King will attract interest from other top flight clubs.

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And the Canaries seem to be one of them who want to bring King in to compete with Teemu Pukki for a striking spot or perhaps even play alongside him.

Norwich already face competition for King’s signature though, as Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are also trying to bring the striker into their clubs according to Football Insider.

The Verdict

Providing he doesn’t want extortionate wages then King would be a decent move for Norwich.

They don’t exactly have amazing Premier League-quality depth up top, with just Pukki, Jordan Hugill and youngster Adam Idah to choose from, so King would be a useful addition if he can fin the form he showed with Bournemouth.

It’s not just as a striker where he can provide depth though, he can play behind the striker and also cutting in off the left so it would be no surprise if Norwich are one of a few Premier League clubs looking at King ahead of him becoming a free agent.


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