Report: Islam Slimani for sale this summer amid alleged Tottenham interest

Algeria Flag at 2010 WC

Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani is reportedly up for sale this summer, with Tottenham linked with a bid.

According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Sporting Lisbon are already preparing to put striker Islam Slimani up for sale this summer.

Slimani, 26, shot to prominence last summer with impressive displays for Algeria at the World Cup in Brazil, and has continued to star for Sporting.

With ten goals in 24 games this season, Slimani has built on a decent debut campaign where he scored eight goals in 26 games for the Portuguese side.

His exploits for Algeria appeared to trigger interest in his services from West Ham United recently, but Slimani choice to stay in Portugal for the duration of the season.

Now though, O Jogo report that Sporting have already decided to put Slimani up for sale this summer - and Tottenham may be the team leading the race for his signature.

Mauricio Pochettino may have Harry Kane at his disposal, but adding another striker to take some of the burden off the 21-year-old is key - and The Times believe Spurs are preparing a summer bid to sign Slimani.

Their hopes of landing him may have just increased with O Jogo' revelation, and should he make the move to North London, he'd certainly have some familiar faces around him.

Slimani played alongside defender Eric Dier for Sporting last season, whilst he's also an international team mate of midfielder Nabil Bentaleb - which could make him a popular target amongst players at White Hart Lane.

Slimani is known for his non-stop workrate in attack which helped Algeria press so effectively at the World Cup, whilst he's also something of a target man figure with impressive aerial ability - which could mesh well with Kane's desire to work in pockets of space around the defence.

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