AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King feels at home on the south coast of England.
Earlier this week the Norwegian international signed a new four year deal at Dean Court.
Summer speculation had linked him with a move to Premier League sides Tottenham Hotpsur and Everton.
That interest came after King scored 16 times and claimed 2 assists during the 2016/17 season.
This season he is yet to get off the mark, playing primarily in a deeper role behind either Benik Afobe or Jermain Defoe.
King told afcb.co.uk…
‘I’ve been here for two years now and things have been going well for the club and for myself, committing myself to the club has been one of my aims since I came here, I signed a new deal last season, I did well and now the club has rewarded me with a new contract.
‘The manager’s been brilliant with me since the day I set foot at the training ground. He’s been honest in working with me, on and off the pitch, and I felt like this was home after a year and I still feel the same.’
On the rest of the new 2017/18 Premier League campaign King added…
‘When you do well and score 16 goals in a Premier League season you just need to bring that confidence into the next season, What I’m trying to do this season is to improve my goal tally, performances and improve as a player.’
According to Andy Jacobs, Joshua’s willingness to sign a new four-year deal shows a lack of ambition, given that he could have gone to Everton or Tottenham and played under the brightest young managers in the country with a chance of playing in Europe.
So it’s more ambitious to sit on the bench counting your money and waiting for your four starts and ten sub appearances a season with Everton or Spurs, which will probably end with a resale to Leicester or West Ham in two years, than staying with us and getting consistent game time under the best young manager in the country?
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