English Premiership

King commits to Bournemouth

2016-08-12 11:58
Josh King (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bournemouth are delighted to have tied down last season's top goalscorer Josh King to a new deal at the Premier League club.

The Norway international striker, who began his career in England with Manchester United, has signed a new four-year deal.

His six league goals help the Cherries avoid relegation last season and he has been rewarded ahead of the new campaign.

Chief executive Neill Blake told the club's official website: "We are delighted Joshua has signed a new four-year deal.

"He played a huge part in our success last season, scoring some vital goals, so it's great to be able to reward him for that."

He added: "At 24 he still has huge potential to improve further, and I am confident that under Eddie we will continue to see him flourish."

King, meanwhile, is thrilled to have secured his future at the club.

He said: "I'm very delighted. I came here because of the gaffer and I've been with him here a year now.

"I just have a big belief in him and I know that he's the best manager with his staff to improve me as a football player.

"The gaffer is asking more of me than what has ever been asked of me by any manager, with how much running we do and the work ethic in every training session. That's just going to improve every player.

"We're a young squad, with a young manager and young staff. We're all just working for each other and that's the most important thing.

"This is where I want to be and this is where I want to develop."

King joined the club from Blackburn Rovers ahead of their debut Premier League season after loan spells with Preston North End, Borussia Monchengladbach, Hull and Blackburn.

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