Manchester United youngster Josh King is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Newcastle United, the player's agent claims.

The Norwegian international has made just one professional appearance for United but has enjoyed loan spells at Preston North End, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hull City.

But according to King's agent Jim Solbakken, the United forward is attracting interest from Newcastle and a host of other clubs.

Josh King
King is attracting interest from Newcastle United.

"I have discussed attacking options with Newcastle." Solbakken told VG.

"There are many clubs who are interested in Joshua King but he is where he should be."

"He could have joined many clubs during the summer but got confidence in the Manchester United organisation."

King's first-team opportunities at Old Trafford have been few and far between during his three year career at the club, with a series of unsuccessful loan spells instead being used to further his experience.

Having brought in Angelo Henriquez during the summer and with Federico Macheda also in reserve, King's departure from United is likely to occur sooner rather than later should the Norway player want to get his career moving.

Newcastle in addition have a host of attacking options in their squad, and a move for King, who is unproven in the top flight in English football, would be a surprise.

Meanwhile, former Toon winger Chris Waddle has warned against complacency against Bordeaux in the Europa League on Thursday.

Having drawn with Portuguese side Maritimo in their opening group game, Newcastle will be looking to kick-start their campaign at home to the Ligue 1 side.

Alan Pardew' selection policy in Europe suggests he will use the game as an opportunity to blood his young players, and Waddle is wary Bordeaux will field their best team at the Sports Direct Stadium.

"They beat Brugge comfortably in their last group game and proved they are a strong side," Waddle warned. "And they won't mess about on Thursday night - they will play their best team and try to win.

"Over the last 10 or 20 years they've been in Europe so much they know the score. They'll look to qualify as quickly as they can so this will be a hard game."

"I watched Newcastle's last game against Maritimo and they did all right," he added. "They will probably have to consider making more changes for the Bordeaux game.

"Last time they didn't start well and Maritimo had a couple of good chances.Newcastle weren't in full control of the game."