Newcastle were interested earlier this summer in Leicester City’s Algerian striker Islam Slimani, who cost the Foxes £29M last summer on a five-year deal, but didn’t have a good time of it in the league last season.
He played 31 times in all competitions scoring 10 goals and getting 5 assists, and it seems that Leicester City are willing to sell him if they can get near the money they paid Sporting Lisbon for him.
The Mirror are reporting both Newcastle and Watford are interested in signing the 52 times capped Algerian International (26 goals) who scored two goals for Leicester City in their 4-1 win in the League Cup at Sheffield United last Tuesday night.
It’s unlikely that Newcastle can sign him permanently this summer since we don’t have the money.
So it seems the best we can hope for is a season loan deal with an option to buy next year when we should have more money in the coffers.
Islam Slimani scores last season against West Brom
The 6ft 2ins striker would certainly add to the goalscoring prowess at Newcastle, which we badly need before the transfer window closes next Thursday night.
10 goals and 5 assists in 31 games last season is not too bad either, and we think the Algerian striker could do well at Newcastle if we can sign him on loan for the season.
These final five days of the transfer window will be vital for Newcastle to fortify our squad with at least four new players brought in and a number of players moved out.
What do you think?