King commits to Bournemouth despite Tottenham link

King commits to Bournemouth despite Tottenham link

Despite being heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur for much of the summer, Josh King has pledged his future to Bournemouth by signing a new contract.

Although it is far from clear just how serious Mauricio Pochettino was of adding the former Manchester United youngster to his squad, the player could have been a viable option for the Londoners.

Keen to sign a striker who may be prepared to play second-fiddle to Harry Kane, the 25-year-old may also have been tempted by the lure of Wembley Stadium of UEFA Champions League football.

However, any possible move to Tottenham now seems off the agenda for the immediate future, after the Norway international signed a new four-year contract to remain at the Vitality Stadium.

“There was a lot of talk in the summer but I always made it clear that I wanted to stay here,” he told the official club website. “Bournemouth is a great club that is always looking to improve. The manager has been brilliant with me and we have a fantastic squad. The future here is bright.”

King enjoyed a fine season in the Premier League last term, scoring 16 goals in 36 games to help the Cherries finish ninth, but is yet to get off the mark in their three defeats thus far this time round.

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