According to le10sport, Aston Villa have made a loan offer for Leicester City forward Islam Slimani and hope to complete a deal before the end of the month.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan at Monaco, finding the back of the net on seven occasions in 14 appearances for the Ligue 1 side during the 2019/20 campaign.
Slimani is due to spend the remainder of the season with the principality club, but le10sport suggest that Villa believe a deal is possible.
And a lot of Villa fans are keen for the deal to go through this month.
Solid signing if we pull it off
— iLennox01 (@iLennox01) January 15, 2020
— Chris (@ChrisPe51882185) January 15, 2020
Sign him up
— Dillon Shea (@DillShea) January 15, 2020
Yes. Big, strong, good hold up play, in form, match fit, experienced. I’m all for it! #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) January 15, 2020
Yes get him in
— Ross (@Ross11961461) January 15, 2020
Football is a funny old game, though, and whilst there are a number of Villa fans who would be interested in Slimani arriving before the end of the month, others are not.
Despite boasting a strong scoring record this season, the Algeria international has only scored 13 times in 46 appearances for Leicester and failed to find the back of the net during a disappointing loan spell at Newcastle United.
I’m hoping this isn’t true. He’s never shown any consistent ability in the Premier League and at 31, he ain’t getting better…. #avfc
— Paul Edwards (@TheRealPaulE) January 15, 2020
Are we getting desperate???
— paul (@RooksPaul) January 15, 2020
Goodness me. Really?
— john wragg (@downthelamb) January 15, 2020
Nope. He’s 31 and a sulking m, moaning footballer who never made it in the PL
— sam neville hubball (@samNhubball) January 15, 2020