Tottenham transfer news: Bournemouth striker Josh King 'intrigued' by Spurs link but insists he is happy on south coast

'I was intrigued even being mentioned in the same sentence as Spurs, a big team who play in the Champions League'

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Bournemouth striker Joshua King has admitted he is flattered to be linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Norwegian finished the Premier League season with 16 goals - including 14 in his last 19 games.

That form saw the 25-year-old tipped with a move to White Hart Lane where Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a forward to support main man Harry Kane after a disappointing season for Dutchman Vincent Janssen.

“I would be a liar if I said I hadn't noticed it," King told the Bournemouth Echo.

"It was in most papers in England and you have got people tagging you and sending you links here and there.

"I was intrigued even being mentioned in the same sentence as Spurs, a big team who play in the Champions League."

Despite saying he was "intrigued" by Tottenham's interest, the forward has insisted he is happy at Dean Court.

"You never know in football but, hopefully, I will be here next year and I'm looking forward to working with the gaffer because he's been brilliant with me since the day I set foot on the training ground," he added.

King signed for Bournemouth from Blackburn Rovers two seasons ago.

The Manchester United academy graduate had struggled for form for several years in the Championship as well as in a loan spell at Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach but has enjoyed something of a renaissance since working with Eddie Howe.

"The gaffer bought me for a reason – he saw the potential and talent I had," King said.

"At Blackburn, I was playing out of position, as I was when I came here as well, but now I've got a position I'm used to playing and the position I want to play.

"I'm closer to goal and am causing more more troubling for defenders, alongside whoever I have been playing with. We have great strikers at the club."

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