Everton took Joshua King from AFC Bournemouth for a ‘nominal fee’ on deadline day of the winter market.
The Toffees took the striker to provide Carlo Ancelotti with more options in attack for the second half of the season.
King, however, has struggled to for prominence and has been restricted to 138 minutes of action in the league across 11 substitute appearances.
He hasn’t started in the Premier League for the Merseyside club and the Norway international’s future at Goodison Park remains uncertain. The 29-year-old’s current deal runs down on June 30th and Everton have an option to further extend it by 12 months.
As things stand, the former Bournemouth man will leave Ancelotti’s side as a free agent in the summer. Unhappy with life on the bench, King will evaluate what’s best for him after this campaign.
“We’ll see. I have some choices to make, both with the family and representatives. We’ll see what happens this summer, I have not signed anything yet,” he told Norway’s TV2.
“I’m free for the summer, so I have several options, but I have to think carefully about what I actually choose to go to.”
According to TV2, the option to continue at Everton hasn’t been ruled out because he has been receiving positive signals from the Goodison Park club.
“I have heard, but I have not received anything in writing. In football, as they say, if the contract is not in front of you, it does not apply,” King explained.
When further pressed if he wants to continue at Everton, the frontman said: “As I said, it is an assessment I have to make later, when that time comes.
“I’m 29 years old and in the shape of my life, and when I start playing again, I’ll be better than I ever have been. Sitting on the bench as much as I have done, it’s not something I look for. I have to make an assessment of it when the time comes.”