Brighton 'linked' with ex-Manchester United striker with 48 Premier League goals - is a deal likely?

With just seven days left of the winter window, Graham Potter will have to move fast in the transfer market.
Josh King of AFC Bournemouth in action this season.Josh King of AFC Bournemouth in action this season.
Josh King of AFC Bournemouth in action this season.

What do we know about Josh King to Brighton?

Brighton & Hove Albion have been ‘linked' with a move for AFC Bournemouth’s ex-Manchester United striker Josh King before the window closes on February 1.

The former Old Trafford youth star netted 48 goals during a five-season stint with Bournemouth in the Premier League before the Cherries’ relegation last campaign.

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Albion’s Premier League rivals Burnley have also reportedly emerged as contenders to sign the striker and could be willing to use out-of-favour hitman Matej Vydra to try and complete a deal for the 29-year-old.

Indeed, West Ham (2/1), Burnley (5/2), Everton (5/1), West Brom (8/1), Brighton (12/1), Fulham (12/1), Aston Villa (14/1) and Newcastle United (18/1) have all also been linked with a deal by SkyBet.

The Cherries are understood to be willing to listen to offers for King this month as not to lose him for nothing in the summer when his contract is set to expire.

But fresh reports have suggested King’s desired £120,000-per-week wage packet which is said to have put Everton off.

How likely are Brighton to sign Josh King?

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If Brighton were to conclude a deal for King then he would almost certainly have to lower his demands.

Although, Brighton may soon have room to manoeuvre in terms of wages with Alireza Jahanbakhsh's possible departure, the signing of King feels highly unlikely at this stage.

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