Three reasons Tottenham must hijack Watford’s bid to sign Islam Slimani

According to reports in The Mirror on December 31, Watford are confident of pipping Newcastle United to the January signing of out of favour Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, who is rated at £19.8m according to Transfermarkt.

The Mirror says that Hornets boss Marco Silva wants to bring the 29-year-old to Vicarage Road to boost his side’s goalscoring woes, having worked with the centre-forward at Sporting Lisbon previously.

The report says that the Algeria international wants out of the King Power Stadium having found first-team opportunities hard to come by, but he did score in the Foxes’ 3-0 win against Huddersfield Town on Monday.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur’s three-match winning run in the Premier League came to an end when they drew 1-1 with London rivals West Ham United at Wembley on Thursday, which left them 21 points behind leaders Manchester City and four points adrift of Liverpool in fourth place.

With the chase for a Champions League spot looking like it might go to the wire and with Spurs facing a knockout tie against Juventus in the same competition, manager Mauricio Pochettino may be looking to add to his squad this month, and bringing Slimani in could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Tottenham must hijack Watford’s bid to sign the Algerian…