Man Utd target told why he would be useful for Mourinho at Tottenham

Date published: Tuesday 2nd June 2020 1:13 - Jonny Whitfield

Pundit Paul Robinson has said that Bournemouth striker Joshua King would be “guaranteed games” under Jose Mourinho if he moved to Tottenham.

King signed for the Cherries from Blackburn in 2015 and has been a regular for Eddie Howe since the club’s promotion to the Premier League in the same year, scoring 48 goals in 163 matches.

The Norway international has scored four top-flight goals this term and was heavily linked with a move back to Manchester United in January, having worked with compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Red Devils’ youth ranks.

While the 28-year-old stayed put, a more recent report has suggested that four of the top six clubs – including United – are interested in the striker.

Speaking to Football Insider, former goalkeeper Robinson said that the development of King’s finishing would see him fit in at Spurs, regardless of Harry Kane’s fitness.

“I played with Josh King at Blackburn and he has developed hugely as a player,” the pundit said.

“He came as a wide player after a very good academy upbringing. He was a talented player but he was not the finished article.

“I think he has got better and he now prefers to play down the middle. He has grown in stature and increased his physique. His speed used to be his real asset but now he has got end product as well.

“I can certainly see him fitting into one of the top four’s squads. If Harry Kane is fit, he plays, but he has not played a full season in years. He (King) is guaranteed games even if he is not a starter.”

King also has 17 goals in 43 appearances for Norway, having made his international debut in 2012.

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