King would rather move to United
Tottenham are in the market for some cover for Harry Kane. It’s a sensible move, as their talisman has regularly missed chunks of the season through injury.
However, one of their targets may be looking to move elsewhere instead. Spurs have been linked with a move for Josh King, the 28-year-old Bournemouth striker who will be playing in the Championship this season as things stand.
But he has spoken about a desire to return to Manchester United, the club where he started his career, as he told Norwegian outlet TV2.
King might have moved to Old Trafford in January, but it didn’t happen.
“I will not lie, because I really wanted to go there in January, but what happened, happened,” he said.
“I know why things happened. We’ll just have to wait and see. There is a lot that is open. I have a dream to play in the Champions League.
“What if United are still interested? That would be amazing. I was at United for five years and I learned a lot there.”
Aurier exit on hold
Tottenham haven’t conducted some solid transfer business this summer, with one area of the team they have addressed being the right-back spot.
Spurs have signed Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he is expected to go straight into Jose Mourinho’s first team for the 2020/21 campaign.
So what does this mean for the previous incumbent for the position, Serge Aurier?
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away, but Sky Sports (via Last Word On Spurs) have reported that a potential transfer to Serie A has stalled. This saga could run on for a fair while yet.
King keen to help Tanganga
Spurs have another option for right-back in the form of Japhet Tanganga, though his preferred position is at centre-back.
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The 21-year-old hasn’t played for Tottenham since football got back underway in June, and has yet to feature in a pre-season friendly either.
But he has impressed coach Ledley King, who explained to talkSPORT2 how he has been helping the Hackney-born defender.
“At the moment he is doing brilliantly, he is a lad that will continue to get his head down and work hard, but really pleased for him,” he said.