Manchester United make enquiry for Leicester’s Islam Slimani – Mail

Are Manchester United getting desperate?

Manchester United have reportedly made an enquiry for Leicester flop Islam Slimani, as they look to solve their attacking crisis.

The Red Devils have been put in a difficult position lately.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lost Marcus Rashford to a long-term injury while Anthony Martial struggles in front of goal, and the club didn’t adequately replace Romelu Lukaku.

Mason Greenwood has been used at times this season, but may not be ready to lead the line full-time for Manchester United.

As a result, the Red Devils have been linked with a couple of strikers this month.

Edinson Cavani was linked towards the beginning of the window, but there is now a new name.

ISlam Slimani

Islam Slimani during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at The King Power Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Leicester, England.

Man United enquire for Slimani

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have enquired for Leicester’s Islam Slimani.

The Algerian signed for the Foxes from Sporting back in 2016, scoring just 13 goals in 46 games.

As a result of his poor form, Slimani has spent recent years out on loan.

He joined Newcastle on loan in 2018, failing to score in four games.

He then moved to Fenerbahçe, where he scored five in 25.

Finally, he joined Monaco last summer on a season-long loan, and hasn’t done too badly.

Now, Manchester United are seemingly interested.

The Mail claim: ‘Manchester United have enquired about the possibility of signing Leicester flop Islam Slimani on loan, but have been told it will cost them a £4million fee.’

It’s claimed that Man United are ‘desperately searching’ for a new striker, to ease their struggles up front.

However, the loan fee involved could presumably put them off, especially considering Slimani’s previous struggles in the Premier League.

 

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