Tottenham are considering a move for Bournemouth striker Josh King before next week’s transfer deadline, according to the Telegraph.
In his Monday column, the Athletic’s David Ornstein wrote that Spurs are ‘expected to sign a striker’ before the window closes, and their need for more firepower could increase depending on the extent of Son Heung-min’s hamstring injury.
Son was substituted at half-time after twice hitting the woodwork in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United, but it looks like the South Korean will miss this week’s three matches at least.
Tottenham have now gone over a year without an able deputy for Harry Kane up front and they have struggled for goals whenever the England captain is unavailable.
And now with Son sidelined, Jose Mourinho cannot afford to give Kane a rest, meaning a new back-up striker must be added to the squad.
King scored just six Premier League goals last season as Bournemouth were relegated to the Championship. But the year before that he scored 12, and in 2016/17 he bagged 16.
The key thing is King is likely to be relatively happy spending the majority of the time on the bench, knowing he will get a chance to impress in the Europa League if Kane picks up an injury.