Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tottenham plotting surprise move for Leicester forward

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in moving for on-loan Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, according to the Telegraph. The 31-year-old Algerian striker is currently playing on loan at Monaco having fallen out of favour at the King Power.

This season, Slimani has made 14 appearances for Monaco in all competitions over the English Channel, scoring seven goals and assisting seven more. Despite not being anywhere near the quality of striker Spurs have become accustomed to in Harry Kane, Slimani could certainly do a job if needed.

His most recent spell in the Premier League came in a rather uninspiring loan spell at Newcastle towards the back end of the 2017/18 season. He managed only one assist and no goals in just four appearances for Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle side.

Tottenham in for Slimani?

Slimani fits the profile of the kind of striker Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is trying to bring in with his large stature and physical presence. Last season, Tottenham had Fernano Llorente to call on whenever Harry Kane was absent, and if the move were to happen they’d be hopeful Slimani could do a similar job.

Mourinho’s Tottenham side like to have a presence in the box and while Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min are both outstanding footballers, neither can provide that. As well as Slimani, Tottenham have been linked with the likes of Krzysztof Piątek of AC Milan as well as Crystal Palace striker, Christian Benteke.

It seems clear they’re only looking towards temporary place-fillers for Kane and as such, Tottenham fans may have to accept a lower standard of player. For me, Slimani has all the attributes necessary to do a passable job in a Mourinho system – so I wouldn’t be too adverse to that move if I were a Spurs fan.

For more like this, visit our dedicated football page here. Meanwhile, follow us on Facebook for more opinions and analysis right to your timeline.

Kieran Harm
Kieran hails from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and holds a degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton. He covers a range of sports, specialising in football and NFL. Kieran is a long-suffering member of the Toon Army as well as a very proud member of Broncos Country.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest

State of the Franchise – Cleveland Browns

It is a fair assumption that last season was surrounded by hype and disappointment for the Cleveland Browns. After a huge build-up...

BREAKING: Renault protest against Racing Point’s ‘Pink Mercedes’

Renault DP World Formula 1 Team has lodged a protest to the FIA against both BWT Racing Point cars, after today's Styrian...

Will There Be A NFL Season in 2020?

The 2020 NFL season is due to begin in just under two months. However, with the training camps being delayed and the...

Patriots clear $7 million in cap space and add flexibility

On the face of it, the $7 million in cap space the New England Patriots cleared yesterday might seem insignificant, but if...

Mike Trout may decide success of MLB 2020

As the names continue to add up on the side of opting-out, Mike Trout takes centerstage over the next few days as...

Are Chelsea any better under Lampard?

After ousting Mauricio Sarri at the end of the 2018/19 season for failing to produce, are Chelsea any better this season? New...

UFC 251: How Masvidal can beat Usman

UFC 251: How Masvidal can Beat Usman. So UFC 251 fight island is finally here, and stepping into the...