Manchester United fail to re-sign striker Joshua King
Manchester United have unsuccessfully made a bid to re-sign former youth striker Joshua King from Bournemouth. (h/t Daily Mail)
Initially starting out as a midfielder, King has established himself as a striker for Bournemouth and the Norway national team.
The 28-year old was a part of United’s reserves that played under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. The striker was unable to make the step up to the first team and made just two appearances in his five seasons with the club.
Bournemouth are currently 18th in the standings and face the dreaded prospect of relegation.
United failed to replace Inter Milan bound Romelu Lukaku in the summer and are facing a potential crisis after the injury sustained by Marcus Rashford.
Meanwhile, King has had an injury-plagued campaign and has been limited to making just 16 appearances in the league. He has scored three goals and 2 assists including the winner against United in the clash at the Vitality Stadium in November. (h/t Whoscored)
Currently out injured, his return would be a much-needed addition to a Bournemouth attack that has scored just 23 times in the league this season.
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With the transfer window set to close, it looks unlikely that United will secure a striker in time.