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Potential blow for Tottenham Hotspur as club open talks to sign Championship player

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Torino have opened talks with AFC Bournemouth to sign forward Joshua King, according to reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Bournemouth have lost many big-name players this transfer window following their relegation from the Premier League last term, with the likes of Callum Wilson, Aaron Ramsdale and Nathan Ake all departing.

King’s future at the Vitality Stadium also looks uncertain, with the 28-year-old making only one appearance in the Championship this term, coming on as a late substitute against Norwich at the weekend.

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The Daily Telegraph have recently reported that Tottenham Hotspur are tracking King as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his side’s attacking options.

But now, reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Italian side Torino have opened talks with Bournemouth over King, with negotiations now underway.

King bagged six goals in 26 Premier League appearances last term and chipped in with four assists, and has proven to be quality in the top-flight before.

The Verdict

King is far too good to be playing in the Championship and probably deserves a move away, but it’s a surprise move for the attacker.

A move to Torino would be a surprise one – they struggled in the Serie A last term and finished 16th, so European football isn’t on the cards.

Whether King chooses to make the move to Italy remains to be seen, but if a club like Spurs really are interested, then he should definitely consider a move to North London if he does end up leaving Bournemouth.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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