Tottenham in talks to sign £25m forward

Daniel Levy

Tottenham are flying through the transfer window with absolute ease at the moment. 

After signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, they moved to land Joe Hart on a free transfer.

That was followed up by one of the most eye-catching signings of the market so far - Matt Doherty from Wolves.

He has been one of the most consistent full-backs in the Premier League over the last few years so to land him for a reported fee of £12m is an absolute bargain.

Daniel Levy has done some work to be proud of this summer. It might not be the expensive fees that a club like Chelsea are throwing around, but there is little wrong with what he's doing so far. 

It seems as though Tottenham are working exclusively in a domestic market. 

Moves from Demarai Gray and Wilfred Ndidi have been touted while they have a long-term target in the Championship.

Matt Doherty

Spurs have been tracking Bournemouth forward Josh King for a few weeks now and their efforts to try and sign the Norwegian have stepped up in recent days.

That's according to The Chronicle, who alongside reporting Newcastle's interest in the attacker, had an update on Tottenham's pursuit.

They suggest that King's representative, Jim Solbakken, has met with senior club officials at Spurs to discuss a possible move this summer. 

However, nothing has been decided yet and King's options are still open. 

Newcastle are still in the race to sign the 28-year-old but he won't come too cheap.

It's previously been reported that King will cost any suitor somewhere in the region of £25m.

Joshua King vs Everton

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King would be a shrewd piece of business by Tottenham, largely because he won't need much time to settle in.

The striker has 161 Premier League appearances to his name so knows the division like the back of his hand.

Add the fact that he's scored 48 top-flight goals into the equation and this is a proven reliable player.

However, if you're looking at an area where King would have to improve if he arrived at Spurs, it would be his ability in possession of the ball.

Last season, he was dispossessed 2.1 times a game and he also registered a worrying three unsuccessful touches per match.

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Let's compare that to the rest of Spurs' squad. Lucas Moura topped the dispossession ranks for the north Londoners, also losing the ball on 2.1 occasions.

As for unsuccessful touches, no player registered more than King. For context, Harry Kane loses out in that department with 2.3 per outing.

Kane can be excused because of his fabulous goal scoring record, but King doesn't offer enough on the side for someone who loses the ball as regularly as he does. Levy must be careful about spending £25m here. 

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