Josh King tipped for Leeds United move despite Manchester United interest


Kevin Phillips has urged Josh King to consider a summer move to Leeds United, despite interest from the Premier League big guns.

The Bournemouth striker has established himself as one of the most consistent frontmen outside of the traditional top six, alerting several big names to his services.

Sky Sports recently reported that four of the so-called big six are keen on King, with Manchester United thought to have made an approach in the January transfer window.

But when discussing the striker's prospects, former Sunderland frontman Kevin Phillips believes that he'd be better going to a club like Leeds United where he will be the main man in attack.

Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: “(He's a) very exciting player but I am unsure whether he would be happy playing second-fiddle to Harry Kane.

“He may not play very often. King needs to go somewhere where he will play often – Leeds springs to mind.

“If he goes there he will be their number one striker and play every week.

“There is the lure of a club like Tottenham but ultimately, you do not want to be there knowing that if Kane stays fit you are very rarely going to start. That can affect your confidence.

“I would prefer to see him go somewhere where he plays regularly.”

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Not only does Kevin Phillips have a point about being the main man in attack, but he may have found the perfect club for Josh King.

Leeds United would be the perfect match for the Norwegian striker who holds all of the attributes required to be a success in Marcelo Bielsa's side.

His pace, work ethic and physicality make him a real handful, and should Leeds United get promoted, they'll almost certainly be looking for someone to lead their line.

Of course a move to one of the top six is bound to be appealing, but King is far too good to be a backup striker and that's something that he must consider if he's to make a move.

Leeds United might not be promoted quite yet, but when they do return you can guarantee that they'll be an attractive proposition for any player.

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