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Celtic should move for Leicester City striker Islam Slimani in January

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Celtic should move for Leicester City striker Islam Slimani in January

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers should consider moving for Leicester City striker Islam Slimani next month.

The Bhoys are currently a little light up top, with Odsonne Edouard and a rusty Leigh Griffiths the only recognised two centre-forwards.

Celtic have certainly rediscovered their goalscoring mojo after a tough start to the 2018/19 campaign, but they still need someone to come in and replace Moussa Dembele, who left for Lyon in the summer.

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Rodgers arguably needs another body in there to provide competition for Edouard and Griffiths. Last term, having three strikers competing with one another was extremely healthy for the Scottish champions.

 

Celtic should do business with Leicester again

Celtic should consider contacting Leicester again in January, this time over their striker Slimani.

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Slimani is currently on a season-long loan at Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, but The Telegraph have claimed that Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri is keen to do business with his former club to take him to Craven Cottage.

Apparently the Algerian is surplus to requirements with Claude Puel at the helm.

He’s supposed to be on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce but the move hasn’t really worked out so far; he’s scored just three goals in 16 games.

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Celtic should try to take advantage of their good relations with the Foxes, having successfully negotiated a loan deal for Filip Benkovic in the summer.

The move has worked out really well for the Croatian so far, so perhaps the Scots can make a compelling case to get Slimani as well.

The £29 million signing from Sporting CP (BBC Sport) could bring an element of power and physicality to the table.

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