Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to reports the club could make a move for Leicester City striker Islan Slimani.
As reported by The Telegraph, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wants a target man to replace the injured Harry Kane, and the Algeria international is a possible option.
The star is currently out on loan at AS Monaco, where he’s scored seven goals in 14 games so far – which is more than other reported targets Krzysztof Piątek and Luka Jovic combined.
Before his Monaco stint, the 31-year-old had spells with Fenerbahce and Newcastle United, which was particularly unspectacular due to injury.
With Kane looking at a three-month lay-off due to a ruptured hamstring, the club are under pressure to act this January, with youngster Troy Parrott the only recognised striker available to Mourinho.
Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son have both shown the ability to play through the middle but it’s not something that comes off every time.
Tottenham fans react
The reaction to the Slimani links online has been largely negative from Spurs fans, many of whom don’t feel he has enough quality to deputise for Kane:
We’ve gone from Jovic and Piatek to Slimani ?
— Alex (@clinicalsissoko) 19 January 2020
This would be embarassing
— George (@GEORGIE_35) 19 January 2020
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WE WANT EITHER JOVIC OR PIATEK
— H.M.COYS7 – LoCelsoSZN (@COYSLP7v4) 19 January 2020
this is the most spursy headline i’ve ever seen.
— Leo Tedder THFC (@teoledder) 19 January 2020
Please can this season just end.
— Oli (@OliMichael88) 19 January 2020
What the… Nooooo Never this should not happen ever
— DonMayurinho (@MayureshForever) 19 January 2020
— hugh johnson (@HughNTJohnson) 19 January 2020
I hope this is some kind of sick joke
— The captain (@Thecapt94138423) 19 January 2020
Such ambition! FML
— Luke Druggan (@DrugganLuke) 19 January 2020
Depressing. I’m losing all interest after 34 years of supporting spurs.
— gavin (@gavinspurs) 19 January 2020