Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Aston Villa on Sky Sports to make a move for Joshua King in the January transfer window.
The former Villa striker, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, believes that King is similar to Ollie Watkins and would add more competition upfront.
King is out of contract at Bournemouth at the end of the season, and the Championship club are reportedly willing to sell him now.
The report has added that the former Manchester United prospect is looking for £120,000 per week as salary.
Agbonlahor told Sky Sports: “You look at the squad now and you’re very happy with it. But if you’re being greedy as an Aston Villa fan, you’d like one more striker.
“The player I’d love to see Aston Villa go out and get right now is Josh King, because he is a similar player to Ollie Watkins. He can add that competition as a striker.
“Wesley has been injured and Keinan Davis has struggled with injuries, so definitely another striker.”
Do Aston Villa need Joshua King?
Watkins joined Villa in the summer of 2020 and has been very good for Smith’s team.
The 25-year-old striker has scored six goals and provided two assists in 15 Premier League games so far this season, according to WhoScored.
However, Watkins need competition, and given King’s experience in the Premier League, he would be a good option to have in the squad for Smith.
However, King’s reported salary demand of £120,000-a-week does sound a lot.
Meanwhile, Samply has claimed that Villa and Everton are interested in Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama, who is valued at €10 million (£8.89 million)