Joshua King 'happy to be recognised' by Tottenham transfer rumours but focused on Bournemouth

SAM LONG
Joshua King 'happy to be recognised' by Tottenham transfer rumours but focused on Bournemouth

Bournemouth striker Joshua King says he focused on finishing the season strongly rather than rumours linking him with a summer move to Tottenham.

King has been in superb form for Eddie Howe's side in recent weeks, with the 25-year-old's purple patch in front of goal key to Bournemouth retaining their Premier League status.

The Norway international has scored 15 goals in 34 top-flight appearances, which is a tally just seven players in the division have managed to better this term.

King's impressive progress has led to reports suggesting he has emerged as a transfer target for Mauricio Pochettino, who has just two out-and-out forwards in his squad at White Hart Lane.

But the striker is adamant he is focused on events in the South Coast as Bournemouth attempt to secure a top-10 finish for the first time in their history.

“This is the first time I’ve heard of this," King told Norwegian publication Nettavisen when asked about Tottenham's rumoured interest in his signature.

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"I’m happy to be recognised, but I’m only focusing on the next three games."

King signed a new four-year deal at Bournemouth in September 2016, having joined the club from Blackburn Rovers in 2015.

Meanwhile, Howe admitted last week that he expects King's form to have attracted the attention of other clubs.

“I’m sure there’s people taking notice and writing his name down. His form has been very good,” said the 39-year-old.

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