For someone who only arrived a year ago, there’s been an unnecessary amount of rumours flying around surrounding the future of Islam Slimani at the King Power Stadium.
The Algeria international, who arrived from Sporting CP for a club record fee last summer, scored eight goals and picked up five assists in 29 appearances for the Foxes, which, all things considered, isn’t the worst return.
Still, Leicester’s interest in Kelechi Iheanacho has caused rumours of a striker exit to grow, and even if Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki or Ahmed Musa seem far likelier options, Islam Slimani has been the one talked about the most.
However, Le Buteur in Algeria on Tuesday throw another name into the mix: Newcastle.
According to them, West Brom and the Magpies are both keen on the 29-year-old, and Leicester would be open to dealing with Premier League sides, probably because they know that’s where the money is, and wouldn’t be against him leaving.
This all seems a little bit rushed, but if they’re not convinced by Slimani, might as well cash in while they can.