Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hinting Watford could end up making a move for Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, since reports from Algeria suggested he wants out of King Power Stadium in January.
Well, either Marco Silva has started reading Sport Witness, or he’s caught wind of the situation, as L’Expression, the same outlet who claimed the striker would be open to a move, believe the Hornets could make a move this winter.
In fact, they state the Watford manager is said to have ‘already expressed an interest’ in recruiting Slimani in the coming months to help with a struggling strike force, with the Premier League side relying on Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucouré for goals.
The acquisition of Andre Gray has yet to work out, while Troy Deeney has struggled to get back to his previous form.
For fear of repeating ourselves, bringing in Islam Slimani, a striker Marco Silva knows well from his time at Sporting CP, could be the solution to many problems at Vicarage Road.
It’s just a matter of whether or not Watford have the money in January to convince Leicester to let their record signing go.