Newcastle Linked With £28M New Striker Target

We didn’t think Islam Slimani had a very good season for Leicester City last season in the Premier League and he scored only 8 goals in 28 appearances for the Foxes.

So it’s not too surprising that Leicester City want to sell him this summer, after he signed a five year contract last summer with the transfer fee paid to Sporting Lisbon reported to be a massive £28M, which was a club record for Leicester.

In fact Bas Dost was the player Sporting then signed from Wolfsburg to replace Slimani, who in the previous season scored 31 goals in 44 games so that may add some perspective to Bas Dost’s accomplishments last season of 36 goals in 41 appearances.

29 year-old Algerian striker Islam Slimani

It’s  a lot easier to score goals in Portugal than it is in the Premier League.

We mention Slimani because we had been interested in the player a couple of years ago and there’s news from Algeria today that Newcastle are one of twoclubs said to be chasing the 49 times capped Algerian international striker (25 goals).

The Foxes are expected to be signing Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City, and West Brom are reported as the other side who are interested in the striker – who should be less than £28M this summer – but you never know with this summer’s crazy transfer window.

We would be very surprised if Rafa Benitez is really interested in the 29 year-old Algerian striker.

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