Arsene Wenger could go to Portugal in search for a striker to fortify his squad as the Gunners are presently keen on signing Lisbon striker Islam Slimani as indicated by A Bola via Sport Review.
After falling pout on the race to sign Vardy and Mane this summer, Arsene Wenger has decided to chase other Strikers that are not based in the Premier League and he switches focus on Islam Slimani who has been on the radar since the transfer windows opened.
Slimani was in amazing form for Sporting Lisbon all through last season and his showcases for the Portuguese club haven’t gone unnoticed as Wenger is said to be exceptionally awed by the player.
As per the report, Wenger presently wants to swoop for Slimani who has a £24m release clause in his contract with the Lisbon outfit.
Sporting Lisbon who are not willing to sell their top Striker this summer would be weak to prevent the player from moving if the Gunners is to trigger the release clause of the player for a chance to sign the Algerian forward.
Tottenham and Leicester City have been connected with the striker as the Foxes peered toward the Algerian man as a trade for Vardy who in the long run scorned a move to the Emirates.
Slimani scored 31 goals in 46 appearances for Sporting Lisbon last season. The player might even uproot Giroud to become the first choice Striker for the Gunners, his hunger for goal and sublime finishes puts him as the best Striker Arenal clould get this summer.
Would Wenger be fast enough to trigger the Players’ release clause before other ‘top’ Premier League clubs starts sniffing around hm?