In a recent report, Turkish news outlet Sabah has revealed that Everton forward Joshua King is still generating interest from Turkey as Fenerbahce remain interested in acquiring his services if the Toffees decide to part ways with the player when his contract runs out at the end of this campaign.
King’s Limited Role With The Toffees So Far
King has failed to give a good account of himself at Goodison Park since arriving from Bournemouth during the January transfer window. The Norwegian frontman is yet to open his goal-scoring account in the Premier League this season despite featuring in eight matches for the English outfit so far.
However, all eight of his league appearances have come as a substitute which goes to show why he has failed to hit the ground running at Merseyside. King is nowhere near good enough to rival Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a place in Everton’s starting XI.
Hence, Ancelotti has no reason to offer the 29-year-old a new contract unless there is a big turnaround in his fortunes in the final stretch of this Premier League campaign. Maybe, King might fancy opting for a fresh challenge in Turkey with Fenerbahce, where he will be guaranteed regular playing minutes in the coming seasons.
What Does The Norwegian Striker Offer On The Pitch?
King is one of the paciest players at Ancelotti’s disposal, which could be why he has only been used as a substitute in the second half of this campaign. He can stretch the opposition backline using his quickness and is proficient at dribbling with the ball at his feet. The Oslo-born sensation is versatile enough to play in any position across the frontline.
He is a hard-working forward but needs more confidence and rhythm if he wants to become a prolific goal-getter at the highest level. The ex-Bournemouth attacker has struggled to justify his value in the Premier League, but a switch to Turkey could help him get his career back on track before he enters the twilight years of his playing career.
Should Everton Sanction King’s Exit This Summer?
The way things are playing out for King of late, it is unlikely that Ancelotti would want to keep him at the club beyond this summer. The Italian tactician would be better off sanctioning the Norwegian’s exit as a free agent, which would free the player up to join Fenerbahce in search of greener pastures in the years to come.