TV 2 commentator Øyvind Alsaker believes the attacker is in the perfect age to find himself a bigger club. He does not think the 28-year-old will join Bournemouth in the Championship if the team moves down.
“I think he is likely to find himself another club,” Alsaker told Dagbladet.
It peaked again against Manchester United on Saturday: Bournemouth lost 5-2 and are second only to the table.
King and co. has 27 points. At the very last is Norwich. Aston Villa has the same score as Bournemouth. In addition, Watford and West Ham live dangerously in the bottom battle.
Following United’s loss at Old Trafford, King did not try to cover the desperate situation.
“I’m not going to lie: As we play now, we don’t deserve to be in the Premier League,” he declared.
This statement made headlines in England yesterday. Some suggested that King’s analysis is hardly taken up by Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Also teammate Steve Cook has been criticized the team.
– Everything is possible. But time is running out, King acknowledges.
Bournemouth is a small Premier League club. The home field Vitality Stadium takes in over 11,000 spectators. With empty stands during the corona crisis, the economy is hit hard. The club may be forced to sell players regardless of relegation or not. Nathan Aké and Joshua King are two of the most frequently mentioned profiles.
King has been with The Cherries since 2015. The current contract expires June 30, 2021. The Storavisa Daily Mail learned yesterday that he does not want to extend the contract.
– I think he will be picked up by someone else soon if Bournemouth goes down, says Alsaker.
Opposite Dagbladet, the Norwegian has expressed that he would very much like to play in the Champions League.
– Physically, he is unique. And he’s in the perfect age if any of the bigger clubs sign up. He is versatile and can take on several roles at the top, says Alsaker.
– He was linked to Manchester United in the January window. Can this still be a current club?
– I don’t know what Solskjaer is thinking. But I’m not sure if King is the man. Anthony Martial is too variable to my liking at the top. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) is a young player with a world-class level, and as Sunshine certainly can imagine. But King can also play the edge. This is not entirely idiotic to imagine. Tottenham could also have been a current club.
Tottenham are Bournemouth’s opponents at 7pm on Thursday.
– The immediate explanation for the poor season is that the team has been hugely injured, Alsaker points out.
– At the same time, it may seem as if manager Eddie Howe has come a little way. He has been there for a long time (since 2012) and recorded twice. At one point, it stops working. Bournemouth is clearly a club that does not seem to be performing at the moment.
A Bournemouth relegation could be the scare for Norway’s national team coach Lars Lagerbäck. During the fall, it will be clear if the team will go to the European Cup final next summer through the Nations League. On top, Norway needs a King who gets match training at the highest level.
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