Newcastle striker Islam Slimani might have to attend till the tip of March to make his membership debut, in a bitter blow for the Magpies.
The Algerian was signed on switch deadline day on mortgage from Leicester, however is but to look for the Toon Military a month on from the swap.
The 29-year-old has been nursing a thigh damage and the expectation was that he’d be prepared for motion round this time, however as reported by the Chronicle (through African Soccer), he might not be prepared till the tip of the month.
The previous Sporting CP hitman is more likely to stay sidelined towards Liverpool and Southampton for the subsequent couple of rounds of fixtures, and he will not be capable to face Tottenham as a result of that recreation is to be rescheduled as a result of they beat Rochdale within the FA Cup fifth spherical.
It’s going to imply that Slimani could possibly be pressured to attend till March 31 when the membership face Huddersfield to lastly make his debut, which won’t go down nicely with the supporters who will really feel annoyed by the signing.
Rafa: “Slimani had a set again so he won’t be out there and might be (out for) at the least a few weeks. He had an damage when he got here, a set again in coaching and we must take care of that.” #NUFC pic.twitter.com/rtS3EZesQf
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 23 February 2018
That stated, ought to Newcastle nonetheless be flirting with relegation in a month’s time and Slimani is available in and makes a constructive affect, then all might be forgiven.
That definitely could possibly be a chance – the striker scored 57 targets in 109 video games for Sporting, and confirmed glimpses at Leicester however was by no means actually capable of oust Jamie Vardy or Shinji Okazaki from the beginning XI on the King Energy.