West Bromwich Albion have really struggled to find their feet in the Premier League this season. They have managed to win merely 2 games so far this season, with their last game ending in a 1-2 loss for them at the hands of Manchester United in their very own backyard.
They have managed to collect merely 14 points from 18 games so far in the English top division and are placed at the 19th spot in the league table.
After a tumultuous start to their campaign under the tutelage of Tony Pulis, the board sacked him and appointed Alan Pardew as the manager of the Hawthorns-based outfit. Pardew must be finding himself under immense pressure already as the task of keeping his side in the safe zone seems to be a huge ask.
It goes without saying that the Baggies would certainly look to beef up their arsenal in the upcoming transfer window to enhance their chances of survival.
As per one of the recent reports by Mail Online, West Bromwich Albion are keeping a close eye on Leicester City’s outcast, Islam Slimani. However, it would certainly not be easy to lure him to their ranks as the likes of Watford, Newcastle United and Stoke City are also perceived to have put him on their radar.
Slimani has found it hard to garner adequate game time with the Foxes, having started just once in the Premier League so far.
The Algerian international was signed by Leicester City from Sporting CP in the summer of 2016 for a whopping £28million transfer fee. But he has failed to live up to the expectations of the club and frankly speaking, he hasn’t been given much opportunity to excel either.
With the availability of the likes of Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Kelechi Iheanacho in the ranks of Claude Puel’s side, Slimani’s future at the King Power Stadium does look considerably bleak and venturing into a new endeavour could make a lot of sense for him.
The 29-year-old might have struggled till now in the English top division, but he does have the calibre to make a mark. He is a decent striker who is clinical, is good in the air and has the requisite pace and physique as well.
Probably he needs a word of trust from the management and regular game time on the pitch to make a genuine statement and he could be handed the same by Pardew, provided the deal materializes.