They claim that the former Hearts kid will pen a three-year deal with Robbie Neilson’s side. He has had loan stints at Crewe, Southend, Mansfield and Peterborough.
After the signing of Lawrence Shankland, this would be yet another big transfer for United.
King deal shows Dundee United are now attracting Premiership quality
King has undoubted ability. Its probably not worked out as he would have hoped with the Swans, but at 23-years-old, there’s still plenty of time for him to resurrect his career.
He’s an intelligent midfielder, with the ability to play in a central position or in a wide role. The former Hearts kid is a good finisher of the ball, can whip in a decent cross and can play some good passes.
Ex-Swan King isn’t the quickest, but his engine and footwork in the middle mean he’s a player defenders would like to avoid if possible. He does his best to cover every blade of grass whilst on the park.
Various loan spells have had different results. His stint at Crewe was very fruitful, scoring five times in 26 games from midfield. His spells at Peterborough and Southend weren’t as great, with King seeing his game time severely limited.
On his day though, King’s proven in the Swansea academy and whilst out on loan he’s Premiership quality. He is a brilliant midfielder who likes to attack and defend in equal measure. The likes of Livingston, Motherwell and possibly even Kilmarnock could be doing with someone like King.
Regardless, it looks like he’ll be a Tangerine soon enough. It’s a coup for Neilson’s side and it shows the pulling power the club still have.