22 Jan 2021 16:53:15
Hi chaps, apparently we're preparing to bid £16m for King, why would we pay that much for a 29 year old who will be out of contract in the summer?

1.) 22 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021 18:40:55
16m seems abit much based on age and OOC. Also reports of him wanting 120k a week! With his injury record it all seems abit to pricey but as Ed has mentioned below with him we would at least know what level he can perform at in the Premier league.

2.) 22 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021 19:56:05
£120 per week, tell him to F. O, as we all know in the Jan window, piss take!
As I said previously sends a rebellious message to other players! Take a lead from Spurs with their wage structure! ⚒⚒⚒⚒.

3.) 22 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021 21:37:53
Agree chelms! I hope we are not silly enough to pay it he's going to be available on a free transfers in 6 months.

Boulaye dia for me seems like the only one that's reasonably priced. Strong, quick, hardworking and in great goal scoring form. Makes sense but I wonder if we are trying other targets before going back in for him by that point i reckon another team will be in for him at around 10-15m it could represent a steal he looks made for the prem.

4.) 23 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 02:44:14
Not sure why would spend that much on him, if we can’t do better save the money till end of the year.

5.) 23 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 13:07:32
His injury prone wouldn’t entertain.

6.) 23 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 15:03:59
King has been getting tips off JW at B’mouth to pass onto his agent to get the best deal. ⚒⚒⚒.

7.) 25 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 11:57:58
I do like Josh, but no way is he worth what is quoted:
- Age (29)
- Contract expires in summer
- Wage demands 120k is ludicrous. I can imagine him getting near that when he is free, but paying 10m-16m AND 120k a week is not a good financial deal for anyone.
- performance stats. Unfortunately for him, he has moved positions a lot and never solitified himself as a lone striker. I believe he could do it well but there is risk involved with no guarantee, which means a dropped price.
For me, i'd pay £7m-£10m but a salary of 60k-70k MAX with some goal/ appearance bonuses, as he is on 45kish now. Sounds like we are nowhere near this.
Josh King will be the one losing out here, he could do well for us and i think he would be a good fit for the right price.
Regardless who we get, i just hope it is the right type of player AND they are someone Moyes wants. Getting no striker would be a mistake, but it would be a bigger mistake to get a player who is wrong for us and the PL.