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‘Bring back Armstrong’ – Newcastle United fans on Twitter react to club’s official post

The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that Islam Slimani will miss Newcastle’s next three games, ending his loan career in the North East. The club released a statement on the striker on the Newcastle United websitealthough the fans all know that the Algerian’s time at the club is over without him scoring a single goal in black and white.

Slimani joined Newcastle on loan from Leicester City, swapping the King Power Stadium for St James Park as he was deemed surplus to requirements after being unable to usurp Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki in the Foxes frontline. With Rafa Benitez looking for a replacement striker for Aleksandar Mitrovic, who left on-loan for Fulham in the same window, Slimani was the perfect fit. However, injury saw the 29-year-old miss Newcastle’s first six games since signing him as he only managed four games for the Geordies before receiving his ban.

In Slimani’s four games for Newcastle, he only managed to complete 130 minutes of action without scoring a goal, although he did register an assist and pick up a booking in that time. With Newcastle having just three games left in their Premier League season and Slimani picking up a three-game ban, the Geordies have done the maths and are ready to see the back of the target-man who delivered so little in his time in the Northeast. The fans will be hoping the next striker who Benitez brings to the club can have more of an impact than Slimani, who will ultimately go down as a flop.

You can read our frustrated Magpies’ verdict on Slimani here:

https://twitter.com/gizbyker1/status/991996057256067072

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