Joshua King found no new club before the transfer window closed. Thus, he remains in Bournemouth.
Friday night, at 18.00 Norwegian time, the transfer window for Championship – level two in England closed.
This is where Joshua King’s club, Bournemouth, is after relegation from the Premier League last season. The Norwegian, who in recent years has been one of the team’s most important pieces, made no secret of the fact that he wanted to continue his career at a higher level.
However, when the transition window closed, a transition was still not confirmed. King tells Dagbladet that he will be on the south coast of England.
“Yes, I’m staying in Bournemouth,” King told the newspaper.
Time is running out for King. A football expert will be “surprised” if he does not end up in the Premier League.
– Worst two months of my life
There has been a lot of activity around King in the last ten months. In January, it became known that Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United wanted the striker, but a transfer never came to fruition.
King did not hide that he was very disappointed that a transfer to the Manchester club did not take place.
Thus, it was expected that the Norwegian would use this summer’s extended transfer window to find a new club, but this has not been the case.
West Ham, Newcastle, Turin, Fiorentina, Sevilla, Everton and a bunch of other clubs have been mentioned as the next stop. But then no.
When Norway met Northern Ireland on Wednesday night, King spoke to TV 2 about the recent past. He opened up about a tough period.
– I can not say too much. I’m on contract. But to be honest, it’s been the worst two months of my life. But I can not come up with a reason.
Joshua King about the club future: – The worst two months of my life
– Could write book
Without the 28-year-old wanting to go into exactly what has happened, he indicated on several occasions in the TV 2 interview that things have happened behind the scenes at the club that have affected him greatly.
– A lot has happened. If I had written a book about what has happened in the last two months, it would definitely have been a bestseller, he said.
The national team striker, who got around 60 minutes against Northern Ireland, also made no secret of the fact that he wants to play in another club than Bournemouth.
– Had it been up to me, I would have already signed for a club, played four games and been in top form, he said.