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Joshua King joins Everton; wears number 11 jersey

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Bournemouth striker, Joshua King has secured a move to Everton, after spending about six years at the Vitality Stadium.

The English player completed the deal with the Toffees over five million pounds, having turned down some Premier League clubs like Fulham, Burnley, West Ham among others. He has sealed a six-month contract with his new club.

King, who had found the back of the net 53 times in 184 appearances for the Cherries, played just 12 Premier League games under Jason Tindall in the 2020/21 season. But the 29-year-old striker could not find his scoring boots for the club- leading to some uncertainties around his future at the club.

Recall that King was bought by Bournemouth from Blackburn Rovers in 2015, and he has been in a blistering form on arrival for the club. King’s best season came in the 2016/17 season when he scored 16 goals – the best season in his entire career. He repeated, hitting double figures in the 2018/19 campaign too.

But Bournemouth has found a replacement for the runway hitman, as Shane Long has sealed a deal with the club on a loan basis.

King is known for his play, carrying the ball to dangerous areas, as he’s the sixteenth best dribbler in the 2019/20 season. His terrific pace is a threat to opponents at the defence area

SkySports reports show that the player has been consistent; attributed to his ball-carrying skills, defensive qualities, clinical finishing, and unique versatility. Coupled with his top-flight experience and previous contract status, it is no wonder he attracted interest.

King will be wearing the number eleven shirt, which was dropped by former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott-who has secured a loan move to Southampton for the rest of the season.

Carlo Ancelloti’s men will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run against Leeds United tomorrow. Everton, placed eighth on the Premier League table will be hoping to parade King against Manchester United next Saturday