Jason Tindall won’t stand in Josh King’s way if Bournemouth receive an acceptable deadline-day offer for the reported Everton and West Ham United target, in quotes provided by the Daily Echo.
With just a handful of hours remaining until the window slams shut – for ten short weeks anyway – the Norway international is at risk of spending the next three months stuck in the Championship rat race.
West Ham failed with a £13 million bid and have yet to meet Bournemouth’s £17.5 million price tag, according to The Guardian.
Football London believes Everton is the most likely destination for King but there has been little movement from Goodison Park on deadline day so far.
“Any player that’s contracted to this football club is part of my plans. A player of Josh’s quality certainly is,” explains Tindall, who took over from Eddie Howe as Bournemouth manager in the summer.
“As we’ve always said at this football club, if an acceptable offer for any of our players comes in and the club deem it acceptable, then they’ll always look at it, as we did with Nathan Ake, Aaron Ramsdale and Callum Wilson.
“As we are right now, we’ve had a couple of offers for Josh that have not been acceptable to the football club
“If an acceptable offer comes in and everybody agrees to it, he goes with the best wishes of me and the football club for everything he’s done for us. If that’s not to be, then I’ll look forward to having him here for the rest of the season.”
Speaking to TV2 this week, King went public with his desire to force a move away from the South Coast club, claiming the past few months had been “among the worst” of his life.
West Ham boss David Moyes is a big fan of the versatile forward but the club’s board elected to prioritise Said Benrahma, believing the Brentford winger would represent better value for money (Mirror, 15 October, page 65).
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