Josh King's fine form convincing Eddie Howe that the forward was one of the bargains of 2015

It is safe to say that the signing of Joshua King by Bournemouth in the summer 2015 transfer window rated fewer column inches than the arrivals of Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, Memphis Depay at Manchester United or even Clinton N’Jie (Who? Exactly) at Tottenham Hotspur.

But after the 25-year-old Norway striker’s hat-trick against West Ham United on Saturday brought his recent total to eight goals in seven Premier League matches, it would hard to argue that Bournemouth’s payment of around £1m to Blackburn Rovers – decided by a tribunal after King’s contract at Ewood Park expired – was not one

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