Thursday 23 March 2017

King compensation agreed

Josh King, left, had penned a three-year deal at Bournemouth in May
Josh King, left, had penned a three-year deal at Bournemouth in May

Blackburn have agreed compensation with Bournemouth over the sale of Josh King, avoiding the need for a tribunal.

King signed for the Cherries on a three-year contract back in May but as he was under 24 compensation had to be paid to Rovers.

The Norway international was offered a deal to stay at Blackburn but King cited his lack of first-team football as the reason he wanted to depart.

A statement on Blackburn's website read: "Blackburn Rovers have reached an agreement with AFC Bournemouth in respect of compensation for former player Joshua King.

"Reaching this agreement means that a compensation fee will not now need to be set by the Professional Football Compensation Committee."

Bournemouth confirmed the same agreement via a short statement on their website, adding that the fee would remain undisclosed.

King spent three seasons at Blackburn after moving from Manchester United, and last season hit the headlines for an FA Cup hat-trick against Stoke.

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