Alan Hutton believes that Aston Villa will try to sign Josh King from Bournemouth before the summer transfer window in England closes on October 16.
The former Villa and Scotland international defender does not think that the Premier League club will pay over the odds for the Norway international striker.
Hutton, though, believes that 28-year-old former Manchester United prospect will be a good addition to Dean Smith’s side.
According to The Mirror, Villa – who are rated at 13/10 by Betfair to finish in the top 10 – are interested in signing King from Bournemouth, who are playing in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.
Hutton told Football Insider: “The window’s open to the 16th, something like that. He’d be a great addition. If he doesn’t come in, look, I think they’ve had one of the best transfer windows for a long time so it’s not a bad thing if they didn’t but if you’re looking at the squad, they’ve got Ollie Watkins, Keinan Davis – they’re maybe looking to bring someone else in just in case.
“It would be a good fit, I think he can play in several positions which is another tick in the box but I’m sure he’s got a few admirers. I don’t think they would want to go overboard in the price for him, I don’t think they have to. If they could get a deal, I’m sure they’d definitely look at it because he’d be a great addition to the squad.”
Josh King Stats
According to WhoScored, King has played 23 minutes in the Championship for Bournemouth so far this season.
During the 2019-20 campaign, the 28-year-old made 24 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Cherries, scoring six goals and providing four assists in the process, according to WhoScored.
Back in the 2018-19 season, the striker made 34 starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Bournemouth, scoring 12 goals and providing three assists in the process, according to WhoScored.
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