The summer transfer window closed on October 5th, but the Premier League clubs can still do business with lower league English clubs until Friday.
AFC Bournemouth were relegated to the Championship and this will allow West Ham United to make an attempt to sign their striker, Joshua King.
According to VG, the Hammers tabled a bid of around €13.6m for the Norway international, which was turned down by the Cherries.
It’s claimed the two clubs are still apart with their valuation for the 28-year-old, and unless there’s a major development, the attacker will not be able to get his ‘desired transfer’ to the Premier League before Friday’s deadline.
TV2 interviewed the Bournemouth player and he didn’t hold back in expressing his feelings about the disappointment of getting a move away from the Vitality Stadium.
“It hasn’t been the easiest months for me mentally,” King said.
“A lot of people judge what they see in those 90 minutes, but don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.”
“Football is fresh. You’re going to find out one day, I guarantee that, but I can’t comment as much now as I am where I am.”
“It’s been tough, but I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. This is what I signed when I started playing football, but I wish things were sorted out before it was actually sorted out.”
Even though West Ham retain an interest in the Norwegian, King isn’t confident if he can get a move away from Bournemouth.
“Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s a lot that’s happened. I could have written a book about what’s happened the last two months and it had definitely become a bestseller. If I’m to be honest, it’s been the two worst months of my life. But I can’t give a reason,” he explained.
The player has hinted it was the Championship side who have held him back from leaving the club so far.
“If it had been up to me, I would have already signed for a club and started the season, played four games and been in top form,” the frontman stressed.
“I think the club would rather me be here, but as I said, I felt like I had done mine and been loyal to the club for many years. We had an agreement between us after what happened in January.”
King was a target for Manchester United in January, but the Red Devils couldn’t get it over the line with Bournemouth. The player has just over 24 hours to find a new club in England.