Arsenal reportedly interested in African star

Arsenal reportedly interested in African star


Arsenal are continuing their pursuit for attacking players, and they are reportedly interested in Sporting CP striker Islam Slimani, according to (via A Bola). Slimani has a £24 million release clause in his contract.

Slimani has been a productive player in Portugal for three years now. In the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons combined, Slimani scored a total of 20 league goals for Sporting CP in 47 appearances.

Slimani then had a fantastic season for Sporting CP last year in the Primeira Liga. He finished in second place in the golden boot race, tallying 27 goals in 33 appearances.

Slimani would be a good fit at Arsenal, and he would be a quality signing. He has proven himself in the Portuguese league, and has earned the opportunity to move to a bigger club.

However, despite their reported interest in Slimani, I do not think Arsenal will acquire him this summer.

I think there are cheaper options at striker on the transfer market, and I do not think Arsenal would want to pay £24 million to trigger the release clause in Slimani’s contract.