West Ham manager David Moyes will turn down the opportunity to sign striker Josh King when his contract expires this summer.
That’s according to a report from reputable club insiders Claret & Hugh, who claim Moyes will pass on the Norwegian’s services despite being heavily linked for some time.
The Hammers were tipped to sign the 29-year-old from AFC Bournemouth before he joined Everton on loan until the end of the season on deadline day.
However, having failed to make an impact in eight appearances off the bench for the Toffees, Moyes’ interest is said to have cooled.
King’s form since his switch to Merseyside replicates his early-season struggles in the Championship, although many might’ve hoped he would rediscover his best.
A recent report from Sabah, as translated by Sport Witness, has claimed Turkish giants Fenerbache will look to land King at the end of the season.
Having been touted with a move to Manchester United less than 12 months ago, a season-long goal drought thus far and a Moyes snub is some fall from grace.
West Ham certainly need a new striker this summer but are correct to steer clear of King, whose career has frankly nosedived.
Despite the protestations among the Hammers faithful and the appetite was certainly there to see King though the door, he may go down as a bullet dodged.