Tottenham ready to beat Man United to £15m Algeria forward – report
Tottenham are near to signing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani, according to A Bola
Tottenham are closing in on a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani ahead of interest from Leicester City and Manchester United, according to A Bola.
The Algeria international was in impressive form for the Portuguese side over the past season after he scored 31 goals in just 46 appearances for Lisbon in an eye-catching 2015/16 season.
Unsurprisingly, Slimani’s form has caught the eye of some of the Premier League’s leading clubs, including champions Leicester, third-placed Tottenham and United.
According to A Bola, Tottenham are close to completing a £15m swoop for the highly-rated Algeria forward ahead of their title rivals as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to strengthen his squad for the 2016/17 season.
Slimani has scored 47 times in 80 games in the Portuguese league for Sporting since his move from CR Belouizdad in 2013.
Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table after a 5-1 loss to Newcastle United allowed their north London rivals Arsenal to hoist themselves above Spurs and into second place.