Currently without a natural striker at his disposal, it’s hard for Roy Hodgson to get Crystal Palace scoring on a regular basis.
Despite the 2-1 win over Chelsea, which took everyone by surprise, the former England manager’s takeover of the Eagles hasn’t exactly been an easy, and the struggles have continued.
A 97th minute equaliser against West Ham will have eased a bit of pressure, but the problems up front continue, with both Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham injured for the foreseeable future.
Having to deploy the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend as makeshift strikers, Palace could turn to Leicester City for some attacking reinforcements, according to Le Buteur.
The Algerian outlet claim Roy Hodgson is interested in bringing Islam Slimani to London, as the former Sporting CP goalscorer currently finds himself on the bench more often than not at King Power Stadium.
Whether or not Claude Puel, who took over the club last Wednesday, would be interested in such a deal remains to be seen, but if, like Liverpool did when they sold Benteke to the Eagles, Leicester can get most of their money back, we can’t see why not.
Furthermore, the player is himself said to be ‘seriously thinking about a change of air’, meaning the move could be ideal for him.