Aston Villa bid for Joshua King

Aston Villa were in the race to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth, but they eventually withdrew their advances when it became known to them that the striker prefers a move to Newcastle United, who completed the signing for £20 million on Monday. Now, however, Villa have returned to Bournemouth with another proposal, this time concerning Joshua King.

King’s desire to leave the Vitality was notable throughout the 2019/20, and he was heavily linked with Manchester United towards the end of the January transfer window. However, the deal did not go through and United ended up signing Odion Ighalo on loan instead. Bournemouth have been relegated since.

Villa boss Dean Smith is keen to add fire power to his team. According to The Telegraph, the Birmingham club have submitted an offer of £16m for King, and they remain interested in Brentford’s Ollie Watkins as the first choice for the other spot. Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster and Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard are also being considered.

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