Sheffield United linked with ex Premier League forward

Fenerbahce are reportedly open to allowing striker Josh King to leave in the January transfer window, and Sheffield United has expressed interest in acquiring the player, according to Milliyet.

The 31-year-old, who joined Fenerbahce from Watford in the summer of 2022, has made 38 appearances and scored 11 goals. However, in the early months of the 2023/24 campaign, King has seen limited action in the Turkish Super Lig, featuring for only 42 minutes.

Despite his restricted league opportunities, King has been a consistent starter for Fenerbahce in the Europa Conference League, notably scoring a brace in the 2-1 victory over Spartak Trnava on October 5.

According to Turkish outlet Milliyet, Fenerbahce is open to offloading King in the upcoming January window, and Sheffield United is keenly interested in securing the player.

The Blades, in need of January additions, particularly players with Premier League experience, see King’s profile as a valuable asset. King brings significant experience, having played a key role for Bournemouth and Watford in the Premier League, featuring 32 times, scoring eight goals, and providing three assists in his last Premier League campaign, per SofaScore.

With Rhian Brewster injured and uncertainty surrounding Daniel Jebbison’s return date, acquiring a forward like King should be a priority for Sheffield United as they have limited options up top.

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