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King hits out at Bournemouth

Josh King has shared his frustration at still being a Bournemouth player ahead of transfer deadline day.

The forward, who saw the Cherries block a move to Manchester United in January, is keen to move on following their relegation and has been linked with a move to Everton, though the ECHO understands there are no plans as things stand for the Blues to move for King before the 5pm deadline and the focus will instead be on outgoings.

Joshua King of Bournemouth (Image: Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

And he’s hit out at Bournemouth for not already granting him a departure.

“It hasn’t been the easiest months for me mentally.

“There is a lot of writing, a lot of things. I don’t want to comment too much now. But I hope to return, the transfer window is still open, so we’ll see. I want to start playing again and get in good shape, that’s the most important thing.

“A lot of people judge what they see in 90 minutes, but don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

“Football is fresh. You’re going to find out one day, I guarantee that, but I can’t comment as much now as I am where I am.

“It’s been tough, but I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. This is what I signed when I started playing football, but I wish things were sorted out before it was actually sorted out.

“Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s a lot that’s happened. I could have written a book about what’s happened the last two months and it had definitely become a bestseller.

“If I’m to be honest, it’s been the two worst months of my life. But I can’t give a reason.

“If it had been up to me, I would have already signed for a club and started the season, played four games and been in top form.

“I think the club would rather me be there, but as I said, I felt like I had done my part and been loyal to the club for many years.

“We had an agreement between us after what happened in January.

“The only thing is that I miss training well and playing football at the highest level. And of course to get back in good shape,” he said.

“I’m my own biggest critic.

“If you’d asked me two months ago if I thought I’d be in Bournemouth after what I’ve been promised, I’d have answered 110 per cent no.

“But after everything that’s happened in the last two months, with things that come eventually, I have to grit my teeth together, work hard and do what I can.

“It’s a bit special to be a footballer who has nine months left on his contract. We’ll see if I leave now in January or this summer.”

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