Luke Edwards’ ‘exclusive’ reports that King has received interest from a number of clubs following relegation and will make a decision on his future upon his return from holiday in fortnight’s time.
He is believed to be valued at around £20m, while the same piece backs us to make a move for Brooks if Bournemouth are willing to sell for something like the £11m paid to sign him from Sheffield United two years ago.
Here’s a snippet from Edwards’ piece for The Telegraph:
Newcastle United are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Josh King and midfielder David Brooks as manager Steve Bruce looks to improve his offensive options for next season.
Newcastle are one of a number of clubs looking into the possibility of signing King. He is likely to make a decision on where he wants to play when he returns from holiday in two weeks’ time.
Bruce has admired Brooks for some time and could well decide to take a chance on him if Bournemouth are willing to sell for around the same fee they bought him for in 2018.
Brooks, 23, impressed in his first season in the top flight, bagging 7 goals and 5 assists across 2018/19, however ankle surgery restricted him to just nine appearances over the past year.
As for King, he has the sort of pace, power and goal threat we lack up top – he’s scored 42 goals in his past four seasons on the South Coast – however their likely price tag coupled with the level of interest he’ll receive makes this a race we’ll do well to win.
Would you like to see both sign at St James’ Park this season?