Noel Whelan has said that it is a bonus for Bournemouth to have kept Josh King at the club until at least the January window but that he expects West Ham to be ready to make a move for him when the market opens once more, as quoted by Football Insider.
King was subject to intense speculation throughout the transfer window in the last few months with several clubs in the Premier League and abroad getting linked with a move for him.
Indeed, West Ham seemed to be one of the main names in the hat towards the end of the window but, in the end, no move materialised for the striker and he’ll remain with the Cherries, for now.
With the January window only just over two months away, clubs don’t have to wait long to make moves again and, as per Whelan, a renewed attempt from West Ham could be likely:
“It’s [keeping him] a massive plus for Bournemouth but West Ham still very much need another striker like that so they’ll be watching and waiting in the wings, no doubt and hoping they get the first bite of the cherry to take him there.”
The Hammers have some good players at the club now but it would make sense to sign King and have him as their main focal point going forwards.
A striker is perhaps what they still need and if they can sign King in January they’ll have a very handy squad indeed.