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Watford Eyeing An Ambitious Move For Leicester City Attacker: Can Silva Actually Sign Him?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Watford had a fair start to the season, as they earned a draw from a hard fought match against one of the top teams in the Premier League, Liverpool. The Hornets shared the spoils with the Reds in an intriguing 3-3 stalemate and will be happy with their resilient performance in their very first match of the season.

However, the man in charge at Vicarage Road, Marco Silva, has been wary of his attacking propositions and is looking forward to bring in a few new players into the side for the new season. The Portuguese coach has been eyeing a number of options in the summer transfer window, with the Algerian marksman Islam Slimani right on the top of his list to strengthen his attack in the forthcoming matches.

The 29-year-old player, who is currently a part of the former Premier League winners Leicester City, has been in contention over his future at his current club in the recent situation. The Algerian international, who was brought into the side by former coach Claudio Ranieri before the inception of the last season, was used on 29 occasions throughout the season.

However, now with the inclusion of the Nigerian youngster and prolific striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City, things are not looking much positive for the former Sporting Lisbon striker, where he played under the tutelage of Marco Silva, the current Watford coach.

The Hornets are looking forward to taking advantage of the situation and are eyeing a bid for the player to be brought into the side for the new season. The club has already spent some serious amount on the inclusion of former Burnley striker Andre Gray and Brazilian marksman Richarlison, and are willing to splash more cash to make the Algerian striker become a part of their team in the ongoing summer transfer window.

Known for his pace and physical presence in the opposition defensive area, Slimani can be a handful for the Hornets and can be the main man in their attack in the next matches. His ability to take shots on goal both from the long as well as short range has made him one of the most highly regarded strikers in the recent times, and Watford coach Marco Silva, who has previous experience of working with the Algerian player, might well use it to strengthen his side’s attack this season.

The reunion, which might help the striker to make a statement in the Premier League, will also be beneficial for the Hornets and increase their attacking options for the forthcoming matches.

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