Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to react after L’Equipe (print version via Sport Witness) reported that Leicester striker Islam Slimani – who is currently on loan at Monaco – has emerged as a potential signing for the club this month.
L’Equipe report that Slimani has been showing his frustration in training as he feels Monaco do not value his services enough, which has prompted talk of an exit for the 31-year-old attacker.
Dean Smith’s side are in desperate need of a new striker after it was confirmed that Wesley would miss the rest of the season, and while Slimani is enjoying a brilliant season so far, he did struggle in England with the Foxes and might not be the best option.
Nevertheless, let’s see how the Villa fans on Twitter reacted to the news…
Please Villa, don’t sign him
— #BringBentekeHome (@thevillaman2) January 12, 2020
To begin the reaction, one fan with the username ‘#BringBentekeHome’ begged Villa not to sign Slimani – given their tweet and their username, it seems clear that they don’t want the Algerian but they do want a return for Christian Benteke.
— Paul Brookes (@Brookesy1986) January 12, 2020
That’s a horrible rumour
— Jack McGinn (@JackMcGinn8) January 12, 2020
Elsewhere, these two fans also didn’t sound too pleased with L’Equipe’s report.
One simply said “terrible” after hearing of the news, while another supporter named Jack said “that’s a horrible rumour” – it’s safe to say that this pair also don’t really want Slimani at Villa Park.
Honestly fire the scout thats been linking with some of these strikers; absolutely terrible.
— Wes (@WesleyMillward) January 12, 2020
It’s real worry some of the strikers we are linked with
— Slick Rick (@alex_rainsford) January 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Wes and ‘Slick Rick’ expressed concern over the quality of strikers that Villa have been linked with.
Wes even went as far as saying “fire the scouts” in charge of finding new recruits, while the second supporter stated that it’s a “real worry” in regards to the strikers linked with a move to Villa Park.
— Oliver Hawthorn (@AVFCOliver) January 12, 2020
Red Herring or Real Hero: Only hardcore Villa fans will get all of them right….
However, Oliver rounded off the discussion by mentioning Slimani’s performances for Algeria at the 2014 World Cup, before saying “I’d take him” – at least one fan is showing a bit of optimism over this news!
In other news, Suso and Purslow have created a major problem that Villa will now struggle to solve…