Billy King was a Dundee United winger a short while ago, but now he could be about to cross the city divide.

The Courier have reported that the former United wideman has been offered a trial across the road at Dundee.

King’s reportedly on trial with Dundee. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

He has been without a club since the start of July, having left Tannadice at the end of his deal. The 25-year-old didn’t feature during the last six months though, instead spending time out on loan at Gillingham.

Now he is with James McPake’s Dark Blues, with the aim of winning a contract at Dens Park.

What was King like at Dundee United?

Overall the former Hearts and Rangers winger made 66 appearances for the Tangerines, scoring ten and assisting on 13 occasions.

King showed in flashes what he was capable of.  (JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

He showed promise in flashes over his Tannadice spell, but ultimately, King failed to live up to the required standard.

In some games King would go missing, failing to contribute much to the team. For every good game he had, you could almost guarantee another five or six average ones would follow.

His Dundee United spell wasn’t great but the 25-year-old has ability. In his time at Hearts especially, the winger showed he has great pace, and if he builds confidence, can provide decent end product.

King was decent enough for Hearts. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

King scored 16 times and notched 25 assists during his time in Gorgie. Whilst he hasn’t quite hit that form since leaving Tynecastle, McPake will want to see if Dens Park could be the place for him to regain that form.

This would certainly be an interesting move for King, one that could potentially kickstart his career again.

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