Date: 13th January 2020 at 7:30pm
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If you believe that January rumour mill, Aston Villa are set to be quite busy this month, especially following injuries to Wesley and goalkeeper Tom Heaton. With Danny Drinkwater already arriving, and strong rumours about Pepe Reina, over the weekend Leicester City striker Islam Slimani emerged as a target.

The 31-year-old Algerian international didn’t have the greatest of times at the King Power Stadium, but he did chip in with a very creditable 13 goals in 23 starts and 23 substitute showings. Loan spells with Newcastle United and then Fenerbache weren’t a great success, but this season he has got himself back on track with a loan spell at Monaco, scoring seven times in 14 games and also providing seven assists.

According to a report in French outlet L’Equipe (via SportWitness) over the weekend, we’ve now put him on our radar to solve our attacking issues.

The suggestion is he’s become frustrated at Monaco so would rather spend the second half of the year elsewhere, but it would certainly be a gamble for us and Villa fans reacted to the rumour on social media were less than pleased with the idea.

We’ve got to get someone though!

Slimani...

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Slimani Would Do

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Rather Benteke

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