That Arsenal could do with the signing of a striker this summer is what every football fans the world over agree upon. After failing to properly replace Robin Van Persie, Arsenal can’t end another transfer window without having signed a striker. Especially after the poor show of last season.
And if you believe reports from the Portuguese media today, Arsenal are on the verge of signing high rated Sporting Libson striker Islam Slimani ahead of Leicester City and Tottenham who have also been linked to the signing of the player.
Slimani, 27, has a release clause put at £23.5 million and is contracted to Sporting Lisbon till 2020. According to Portuguese TV station SIC Noticias the player has already put up his house for sale which is a big indication of a transfer been done before the end of the transfer window.
Jorge Jesus Sporting’s manager has recently revealed he doesn’t want to lose the player unfortunately he has no choice should his release clause be triggered and the player wants to leave,
However, considering the player’s age and the fact that he is not lighting up the Portuguese league, it remains to be see what Wenger seems in the Algerian.