Deadline day drama for Manchester United
Manchester United are reportedly considering a second bid for Josh King after their first approach was rejected, with Bournemouth eyeing a replacement.
It’s no secret that Manchester United are short in attack.
The Red Devils lost Marcus Rashford to injury recently, and look set to be without him for a while.
Anthony Martial’s form has been lacklustre in recent weeks, and Mason Greenwood has only played occasionally.
As a result, Manchester United have been linked with a whole host of strikers.
But it looks as though Manchester United have now settled on a player.
However, it’s a race against the clock to get a deal done before the deadline.
Man United considering second bid
It was reported this morning that Manchester United had bid for Bournemouth’s Josh King.
That proposal was supposedly rejected, and that looked to be case closed.
However, reports on Friday suggested that United were considering a second bid for the Cherries forward.
According to the Guardian: ‘United were given reason to believe an increased offer could succeed when Eddie Howe said on Friday morning that, much as he did not want to lose King, the decision on whether to sell was not in his hands.’
Eddie Howe on Josh King: ”I’m not going to deny anything you’ve read but I don’t want to talk about it too much. He is much valued and loved by us. pic.twitter.com/lkB1EpxdnG
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 31, 2020
King wants the move, Bournemouth looking for replacements
To further that notion, The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that Bournemouth are now actively looking for a replacement in case any deal is struck:
Bournemouth actively looking at Josh King replacements (mainly overseas) if joins Manchester United
– JK at #MUFC when OGS reserve coach
– OGS agent had JK, did #AFCB deal
– OGS apparently told JK after a game he’d bring him to Man Utd 1 day @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/JsZSmCIYUC
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 31, 2020
That certainly suggests that a deal is there to be made, if Manchester United pay up.
Ornstein also claimed that Josh King wants the move, and ‘is ready to head north if an agreement can be reached between the clubs’.
This is definitely one to keep an eye on over the course of deadline day.
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