King back in Prem as Everton offer insight into Bournemouth loan fee

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2021 6:52 - Jonny Whitfield

Joshua King is back in the Premier League after Everton completed a last-gasp deadline day deal to sign him from Bournemouth.

The Toffees announced the move just after 1am following the filing of deal sheets ahead of the 11pm deadline.

Striker King has signed until the end of the season for what the club called “a nominal fee”.

The Norway international joined Bournemouth from Blackburn Rovers prior to the 2015/16 season. From there, he scored 48 goals in 161 Premier League appearances for the Cherries before last season’s relegation.

King’s departure became an imminent reality minutes earlier; Bournemouth announced they had signed Shane Long from Southampton, which paved King’s way.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Jonas Lossl returned to his first club FC Midtjylland without ever playing a competitive game for Everton.

The Toffees also sent defender Jonjoe Kenny and midfielder Anthony Gordon out on loan. They signed for Celtic and Preston, respectively.

READ MORE: Deadline day as it happened

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