Newcastle fans react to link with Leicester forward Slimani

It is not exactly a secret that Newcastle United want to sign a new centre-forward before the end of the January transfer window.

Head coach Rafael Benitez is still unsure how much money he has to spend this month due to the uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the football club.

However, it is expected to be a busy end to the winter market for the Magpies, who really need to sign at least one striker before the window slams shut next month.

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are currently in talks with Leicester City over a move for Islam Slimani, who has struggled for regular action this season.

The 29-year-old scored seven Premier League goals last season following his big-money arrival from Sporting Lisbon, but has managed just one strike in the top flight this term.

The Algerian did score four times in three EFL Cup appearances this season, however, and there is no question that there would be takers if Slimani became available.

Are Newcastle in for the powerful forward? Quite possibly.

A selection of the reaction to the rumour from the club’s supporters can be found below: