Every major sports outlet seems to have picked up the rapidly spreading transfer rumour that Manchester United want this Leicester City striker on loan.
Leicester City went back to winning ways by thrashing West Ham in their previous Premier League outing. Next up for the Foxes is Brentford away in the FA Cup fourth round, on Saturday.
While the transfer window remains open there will be constant, sometimes annoying transfer news or rumours. The latest one to hit Filbert Way involves already loaned striker Islam Slimani, currently at AS Monaco.
It’s fair to say the Algerian has been out-of-favour generally since arriving at the King Power: he has a mediocre scoring record in the premiership, overall Slimani managed eight for City. But the Champions League is where he shows some pedigree, with few appearances but some good contributions.
Internationally Slimani also regularly found the net over the years . Obviously he also plays for Algeria alongside former Fox and EPL winner Riyad Mahrez. Along with another current Leicester player and loanee, Rachid Ghezzal.
However, this season at Monaco the target man has been somewhat of a revelation, netting seven and assisting the same amount in Ligue 1. This form has seem him linked with other moves back to the English top-flight.
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A switch to Manchester United has been reported by numerous outlets, including Sky Sports. Surely this would be a lucrative and great opportunity for Slimani who would be, if not prolific, a definite scorer for the Red Devils. With Marcus Rashford sidelined for a long period, they need someone – if Slimani is proven enough for such a club remains to be seen.
That is, if Leicester sanction the loan: obviously United are poor in comparison with their usual high standards at present. Yet they are still seen as rivals of Brendan Rodgers’ side for European qualification. We will see.