Newcastle To Attempt To Sign This Striker On Loan This Week

There’s a report in the Mirror that one of the strikers Newcastle, could land by Thursday night is Leicester City striker Islam Slimani

Leicester have just signed Leonardo Ulloa to a two-year extension that will keep him at the club through 2019, so now Slimani is available to leave.

Leicester want to recoup as much of the £29M they paid Sporting Lisbon for him last summer, but Newcastle don’t have that kind of money available.

The best we can do is to try to sign him on loan with an option to buy him next summer, but we are also keeping tabs on at least four other strikers too.

A rejuvenated Watford side under new manager Marco Silva are also interested in signing the player, and they could offer fierce competition and the transfer money up front.

Islam Slimani – can Newcastle get him on loan?

The Algerian has been unable to nail down a first team starting spot at the Foxes although he did look good on occasion last season, and he could be a good signing for Newcastle if we can get him.

The Mirror is reporting Leicester are willing to cash in on Slimani if they can get a decent fee for him, but that’s not going to come from Newcastle – not this year anyway.

There are only three full days left in the transfer window with the window slamming shut at 11:00 pm on Thursday night, so we should be seeing players coming and going at Newcastle in the next few days.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #1

    I am along with you on Merino and Joselu on what I have seen of them. I picked Lejuene out as my player of the season in Martoon’s predictor and I thought he was oustanding against the Spuds until that prick Kane took him out – had Kane in his pocket.

    I think it has been a decent transfer window – you don’t have to spend mega millions but if you have got a good scouting system plus the credentials of RAFA in attracting players then it is looking OK.

    With the new signings we look a bigger team with a lot more movement – Still need another goalscorer to take the place of Gayle who sadly looks out of sorts and a midfield enforcer.

  • Jib

    Aug 28, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Yesterday evening in the Estadio Sao Paolo in Naples – Napoli beat Atalant 3 -1

    Pepe Reina stayed behind after the game in what was clearly a farewell to the
    Napoli faithful and his fellow players.

    When asked if his destination was PSG he said “Not 100% it could be somewhere else”

  • sing in the corner

    Aug 28, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #3

    I know West Ham were poor..
    But we didn’t let them play. Players like Noble and Hernandez are established, experienced players. But Noble couldn’t get near the ball never mind dominate the middle of the park. Hernandez couldn’t get a sniff and they both resorted to dirty, snide challenges.
    A times we will be bossed this season,no doubt, against quality opposition, but if the team pull together the way they did we can hold our heads high.
    I was stunned by the possession stats of 60 odd v 30 odd in the Hammers’ favour. But it’s what you do with it that counts, as they say. 🙂

  • Slank

    Aug 28, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Genial hosts Niall and Biffa are reporting good news or bad news (as in last paragraph)

    From the Mirror – who don’t name the source of the “shut up and get on with his job” quotes:

    Rafa Benitez has agreed to “shut up and get on with his job” after clear-the-air talks with Newcastle chiefs.
    After a series of transfer window moans, Toon boss Benitez was visited by managing director Lee Charnley and Justin Barnes — a lawyer working for Magpies owner Mike Ashley — after Saturday’s win over West Ham.

    PR man Keith Bishop was also present amid concern at the European Cup winner’s comments about his transfer budget.

    So far, Newcastle have splashed out around £40million in this summer’s transfer window on six players, but missed out on four early deals Benitez wanted done, leading to tension.

    Ashley sent right-hand man Charnley to see Benitez after Saturday’s win.

    On Friday afternoon, Benitez claimed Newcastle was no longer a “long-term” project and all summer he has hinted at unhappiness at the speed of business being done.

    Owner Ashley is believed to have asked Benitez to stop his unsettling comments and to “get on with his job”.

    Disillusioned striker Dwight Gayle could be sold this week for up to £20m, to raise further funds for a late recruitment push.

    Talks were held at St James’s Park immediately after the win over West Ham, and an amicable way forward worked out between all parties.

    If this seems vaguely familiar, cast your mind back nine years, after then-manager Kevin Keegan’s comment that United were a “million miles” away from the top four:


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