Forget Callum Wilson - Josh King Would Be a Tick-All-Boxes Signing for Tottenham

It's deadline day in the January transfer window, and Manchester United and Tottenham are both on the prowl for a striker.

United's Marcus Rashford had suffered a back injury earlier in the month, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scouring the market for a replacement .

The Red Devils launched a £20m move for Bournemouth's Joshua King with few hours to spare, but the Cherries rejected the approach. Instead, former Watford star Odion Ighalo joined the Old Trafford side on loan.

Tottenham were also in a similar situation. Star striker Harry Kane picked up a hamstring injury in the club's first game of 2020, leaving Jose Mourinho without a focal point up front.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham tried to find Kane's deputy in Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente, but neither player had what it took to step up in the England captain's absence. At one stage last season, Mourinho was left with no other option than to put midfielder Dele Alli up top in a desperate bid to replicate a 'battering ram' forward option that the Portuguese manager loves.

Nine months later, Spurs are still left with Kane as the only recognised striker on their books, with youngster Troy Parrott securing a much-needed loan move to Millwall.

With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty already through the door, efforts will now likely turn to securing a deal for a striker - but the clock is ticking. The north London side have struggled to find a player of the right profile in previous years, with top forwards refusing to be a back-up to Kane.

This perhaps limits the calibre of forward Spurs can realistically bring in as a second choice striker, so where better to look than players who have Premier League experience?

King and Callum Wilson are two forwards tipped for a summer move back to England's top flight following Bournemouth's relegation. Although the Cherries had a tough season, Tottenham should look to exploit the availability of the pair, who have both shown they know how to hit the back of a Premier League net - but it's the Norwegian who Spurs should be favouring.

With goals in recent years against the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, King has proved he can lead the line against any opposition.

King has filled a void in Wilson's absence, leading the line on his own at times as well as playing alongside the Englishman, so stepping up is nothing new to him. The Norwegian would feature predominantly as a striker alongside or instead of Kane, but he would also provide added depth on the wing.

This versatility would make him another efficient signing for Spurs this summer, with the club still in the market for both a winger and a forward - a move for King would tick both boxes.