Joshua King | United offer confirmed by Eddie Howe

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Ole made a promise to the boy, Kingy will be here in the summer.
 

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I'd imagine we'd get him in the summer as his contract is in its last year and Bournmouth will need to recoup some money on him. They are already losing Fraser for nothing they can't afford to lose anyone else for nothing.
 

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Ornstein is saying King is 'disappointed and feels messed about by United' because we didn't follow up with a third bid. The guy is seriously deluded if he thinks he's worth the asking price with his injury record and 16 months left on the contract. Not to mention he's a 1 in 3 striker. Blame your own club for jeopardising your dream move sunshine.
 

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Ornstein is saying King is 'disappointed and feels messed about by United' because we didn't follow up with a third bid. The guy is seriously deluded if he thinks he's worth the asking price with his injury record and 16 months left on the contract. Not to mention he's a 1 in 3 striker. Blame your own club for jeopardising your dream move sunshine.
I think he's probably just disappointed the move didn't materialise...understandable but he's kidding himself if he thinks United should spend serious money on him
 

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Ornstein is saying King is 'disappointed and feels messed about by United' because we didn't follow up with a third bid. The guy is seriously deluded if he thinks he's worth the asking price with his injury record and 16 months left on the contract. Not to mention he's a 1 in 3 striker. Blame your own club for jeopardising your dream move sunshine.
I don't think it's necessarily true or if he did say something, I imagine it's all in the heat of the moment.
 

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Ornstein is saying King is 'disappointed and feels messed about by United' because we didn't follow up with a third bid. The guy is seriously deluded if he thinks he's worth the asking price with his injury record and 16 months left on the contract. Not to mention he's a 1 in 3 striker. Blame your own club for jeopardising your dream move sunshine.
Yeah he has 18 months left on contract, so don't think it would make sense from ManUtd point of view to spend big money on not so good player.

Apparently we asked about Fraser too and Bournemouth wanted 15 million and he has 6 months left on contract.
 

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Ornstein is saying King is 'disappointed and feels messed about by United' because we didn't follow up with a third bid. The guy is seriously deluded if he thinks he's worth the asking price with his injury record and 16 months left on the contract. Not to mention he's a 1 in 3 striker. Blame your own club for jeopardising your dream move sunshine.
It's not the player's place to question the figures quoted for him. What must be getting to him is the fact that someone from utd probably spoke to him and got him feeling like a move was probable, giving the impression of an incoming third bid only for it to come out that utd had been speaking to Ighalo the whole time. That's not fair.
 

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Should be astounded and flattered that we even asked the question in the first place!
 

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It's not the player's place to question the figures quoted for him. What must be getting to him is the fact that someone from utd probably spoke to him and got him feeling like a move was probable, giving the impression of an incoming third bid only for it to come out that utd had been speaking to Ighalo the whole time. That's not fair.
Surely King would / should know that, clubs dont only talk to one person about coming (and normally have a few targets).
I can understand him being disappointed but the 'feels messed about' part (if true) is ridiculous.

His club set a price, fair enough. Thats how much Bournemouth valued him. However United didnt value him at that price and Ighalo is better value on what we got him for vs what we would have had to do to get King.
 

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Ornstein is saying King is 'disappointed and feels messed about by United' because we didn't follow up with a third bid. The guy is seriously deluded if he thinks he's worth the asking price with his injury record and 16 months left on the contract. Not to mention he's a 1 in 3 striker. Blame your own club for jeopardising your dream move sunshine.
Dream move? You know he was a United prospect for many years right? If it is a dream, it's definitely one he's already been in and was deemed not good enough.
 

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I tend to agree, I think he could surprise a few people and be a very decent signing for us, offering something different...
I could understand King being a target in January, but if he is seriously a top target for the Summer, that's a bit of a concern, surely we should be aiming a bit higher in our requirements.... :rolleyes:
 

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I am glad we didn't go for him. He's quite frankly nowhere near to Man United level. Next summer there will be more options to look at. Norwich and probably West Ham will be relegated which will release Pukki and Haller on the cheap while Edouard of Celtic will be available as well. They will come on the 'cheap' and are far better then King
 
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I am not endorsing his signing but where does this idea that he is injury prone come from?
 

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I could understand King being a target in January, but if he is seriously a top target for the Summer, that's a bit of a concern, surely we should be aiming a bit higher in our requirements.... :rolleyes:
You quoted yourself there.
 

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I am glad we didn't go for him. He's injury prone and quite frankly he's nowhere near to Man United level. Next summer there will be more options to look at. Norwich and probably West Ham will be relegated which will release Pukki and Haller. Edouard of Celtic will be available as well.