Bournemouth striker Joshua King has been left disappointed after his deadline day move to Manchester United fell through.
United were desperate to sign a striker and submitted a bid for King, a former reserve player at the club, which was rejected. They then made an improved offer of £25 million for him, which Bournemouth were prepared to accept, subject to tying up some of the loose ends.
However, with the player set to travel to Old Trafford for a medical, and the South Coast side all ready to finalise the negotiations, United suddenly switched their attention elsewhere and eventually signed Odion Ighalo, the former Watford striker, on loan for the rest of the season from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
Injury has prevented King playing for Bournemouth since December 28th, but he is scheduled to return after the Premier League break, by which time the club’s fans will be hoping he has got over this setback.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.