Bournemouth’s Josh King is not interested in moving just because of money. The attacker who scored 16 goals in 36 matches for the Cherries last season has since been courted by several top-flight teams this summer.
However, King wants a guarantee of first team football, and that is one thing his biggest suitors Everton and Tottenham are not going to promise him.
King 25, is the ideal type of striker that Mauricio Pochettino wants to have in his team, but the Argentine wants to sign him as only a backup option to Harry Kane.
Everton also cannot guarantee him first team football, especially if Romelu Lukaku remains at Goodison Park next season.
King is currently valued at £30 million, a price that could be brought down to around £20 million if he is willing to move. However, he appears to favour fighting Jermaine Defoe for a starting place on the South Coast than moving to a top six club, even though he would be afforded an opportunity to play in Europe.
Harry Kane is the undisputed first choice at White Hart Lane, While the imminent arrival of Sandro Ramirez also means he would not be guaranteed minutes at Everton.