Date: 14th January 2021 at 10:30am
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Speaking exclusively to Nothing But Newcastle, has backed a potential move for . 

What’s the story?

The Sun recently claimed were set to make a move for the Norway forward in the summer once his deal with has expired, a decision former defender Howey has spoken in favour of.

“I think he’s a threat,” said Howey.

“I’ll be surprised if he’s still at Bournemouth at the end of the window, they’ll probably be thinking: can we cash in?

“He’s a very good player, he’ll get you goals.

“I’d be very surprised if he’s still there.”

The Verdict

Crucially, King has previously proven capable of actually creating chances too. Indeed, even during a battle last , he was still creating 1.4 chances per game before the lockdown and the lack of creativity in this Newcastle side has been something lamented by the likes of Chris Waugh and Andrew Musgrove.

Able to play across the frontline, a free transfer at the end of the season would appear to make a lot of sense. Still, with the likes of also believed to be keen on the former Manchester youngster, there’s no guarantee his stay on the South Coast will even get that far.

Howey is right, King would give Newcastle another threat – a versatile and creative one – and has previously shown an ability to play alongside .

Hopefully their reported unwillingness to bid for him this month doesn’t cost them.