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Moyes makes mind up on January striker target

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West Ham are ready to go back in for Bournemouth’s Norwegian international  Josh King in the January window.

David Moyes is understood to have made up his mind he wants the player if the clubs can agree a fee and  the striker’s personal terms.

The Irons offered £13 million for King in the summer window which failed to get him out of Bournemouth.

But with only six months left on his deal in January, the Irons are hoping they can get him for around that fee or even less.

They would, however, be ready to go to £15 million and despite the shortage of cash due to covid 19 would hope to organise terms that would see the fee paid over 24 months.

The 28 year old has made only five appearances in the Championship this season and is still without a goal but the Hammers boss remains an admirer and was close to signing him in October before eventually plumping for Said Benrahma on loan with an obligation to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

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2 comments on “Moyes makes mind up on January striker target

  1. Trade Anderson for him?

  2. I thought the big issue with King was that he wanted stupid wages – about 120k! This would have upset the existing players like Antonio. I would hate to see us spend those sort of wages on a Championship standard striker who would not be in front of Antonio in the pecking order.

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