Most Arsenal fans have been debating the qualities of latest Arsenal target Islam Slimani, as Arsenal fans seek alternative just in case Vardy stays at Leicester.
The Sun is reporting Arsene Wenger has turned his attention to the Algerian international, who was on form for his Portugese club last season. Leicester are also believed to be interested in signing Slimani as a replacement for Vardy.
Vardy went to Euro 2016 with England without concluding Arsenal proposed transfer and rumour has it thet the 24-goal striker will snub a move to Arsenal.
Arsenal triggered Vardy’s £20m release clause as they look to secure his signature. However, Vardy, who is with the England squad for the ongoing European championships, is yet to respond to Arsenal’s offer.
As Arsenal seeks other targets, to compliment current striker Olivier Giroud, Slimani is on their wish-list. Leicester have also eyed the African hitman but saw a £20m bid rejected by Sporting Lisbon.
Arsenal have identified Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani as an alternative to Leicester City star Jamie Vardy decides against joining the Gunners. The England international has emerged as a target for the north London club after he played a key role in helping the Foxes win the title last term, scoring 24 goals.
Slimani has a £23.5m release clause in his Sporting contract. Wenger will match the striker’s asking price in order to bring in a top quality striker, which has been his priority in the summer transfer window.
He’s goal scoring ability has made his Sporting boss Jorge Jesus to back his player to shine in the English Premier League and score twice as many goals as the Vardy.