Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

The Scottish Sun reported in April that Eddie Howe wanted to sign Everton striker Joshua King on a free transfer for Celtic.

The 29-year-old striker joined Everton on a short-term contract in the January transfer window after leaving Bournemouth.

Howe, then in talks with Celtic, wanted to sign the Norway international striker as a replacement for the in-demand Odsonne Edouard.

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The Englishman worked with King at Bournemouth, and there was no surprise that he wanted to bring him to Celtic Park.

However, Howe will not become the new Celtic manager, and it remains to be seen if the Glasgow giants’ recruitment team still want to King.

If Celtic are still keen on King, then the Hoops will be interested to know that the former Manchester United prospect is now a free agent.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Joshua King of Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and AFC Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on October 24, 2020 in Watford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Everton have announced on their official website today that King will leave the club at the end of the month when his current contract runs out.

During his time at the Toffees this season, the Norwegian striker made 11 substitute appearances in the Premier League and did not score even once.