Surprise images emerge of Islam Slimani after his three-match ban is confirmed

Despite his three-match ban being confirmed yesterday, ruling him out for the final few games of our season, it has been confirmed that Islam Slimani could remain on Tyneside to train – making us wonder if Rafa is keen to take another look at the Leicester loanee?

The Algerian was already having to make up for lost time when he came on as a late sub against West Brom last weekend. Little did we know his Newcastle career was about to go from bad to worse.

After a frustrating few minutes, he was pictured kicking out at Baggies defender Craig Dawson. He’s since put in a late and unsuccessful appeal after being charged for violent conduct by the FA, so his season is officially over.

Many expected him to return back to Leicester, however training pictures released yesterday have shown he’s still on Tyneside:

Is Rafa Benitez wanting to take another look at him or is this standard procedure that he must remain on Tyneside until his six-month loan deal comes to an official end?

It will be interesting to see what Rafa has to say about him today.

I’d be surprised if he was keeping around to run the rule over him ahead of any potential summer move, but you never know. He has most probably screwed up any chance of a permanent move after his actions last weekend, but Rafa has praised his attitude and performance levels in training..

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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