Man Utd forward Josh King completes Blackburn transfer

Blackburn Rovers have signed Norway forward Josh King on a permanent deal from Manchester United after a successful loan spell at Ewood Park.

They have paid an undisclosed fee for the 20-year-old, who has signed a contract until 2015.

King joined Blackburn in November and has scored twice in eight appearances for the Championship club.

King's discovery

Manchester United scouts spotted King, then 15, at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's summer football school in 2007.

Henning Berg, who was sacked as manager on 27 December, had said he wanted King to prolong his stay at Ewood Park.

There is also the option to extend the deal by a further year.

"I've enjoyed my time here," King, who can play up front or on the wing, told the club website.  "We've a great group of lads and I think I've settled in well.

"I'm happy to be here and I'm really looking forward to the next two-and-a-half years that I've signed for.

"I feel comfortable here and I'm happy to make the deal permanent."

King, who has four caps for Norway, spent three-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford but made just two substitute appearances for United.