With Newcastle United finally making some headway when it comes to bringing players in this summer, the punters propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern are happy once again.
Still, reports from the Daily Mirror have brought them somewhat back down to earth. Indeed, they claim Leicester City forward Islam Slimani is worried his current employers will price him out of a move to St. James’ Park.
The Algerian marksman – who failed to wholly convince after a club record move to the King Power Stadium – was linked with a move up to Tyneside earlier this summer, though the Foxes are understood to want around £25m.
That may prove too costly for the Toon Army, who are in dire need of some reinforcement in central striking positions. The Magpies are reportedly amongst a number of clubs who retain an interest in the former Sporting Lisbon man, who apparently wants to stay in England.
While our resident Geordies want to see a new forward brought in, they don’t think £25m would be money well spent, considering his rather disappointing maiden campaign in the Premier League.