Josh King is set to be the subject of significant transfer talk this summer as he faces an uncertain future with Bournemouth.

And Paul Robinson, a former team-mate of King at Ewood Park, believes the Norwegian has the ability to fit in to any top six club.

Four of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ were reported to be interested in the former Rovers attacker who left for Bournemouth in 2015.

Manchester United had been keen on a January reunion with the 28-year-old who has scored 46 times in the Premier League in his five seasons on the south coast.

He was a peripheral figure at Rovers, unable to break the prolific front pairing of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede, making just 36 league starts in his three-and-a-half years at Ewood Park.

However, Rovers had wanted to extend his stay in east Lancashire in 2015, only for King to opt to leave for newly-promoted Bournemouth, with the two clubs eventually agreeing a deal the following year, without the need for a tribunal.

That meant the details of the move which took King to Bournemouth weren’t made public, with Rovers yet to comment on reports of a sell-on clause for the attacker.

Robinson, who like King left Rovers in the summer of 2015, says King has ‘developed hugely’ since he left Rovers and believes another of his former clubs, Tottenham, could benefit from adding him to their squad.

He told Football Insider: “I played with Josh King at Blackburn and he has developed hugely as a player.

“He came as a wide player after a very good academy upbringing. He was a talented player but he was not the finished article.

“I think he has got better and he now prefers to play down the middle. He has grown in stature and increased his physique. His speed used to be his real asset but now he has got end product as well.

“I can certainly see him fitting into one of the top four’s squads.

“If Harry Kane is fit, he plays, but he has not played a full season in years. He (King) is guaranteed games even if he is not a starter.”