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REVEALED: Newcastle face limited use of new signing Slimani

Leicester City striker Islam Slimani has been signed by Newcastle United injured.

The Mirror says Slimani eased Rafa Benitez's worries by joining Newcastle on deadline day — but he is not fit to play.

The Leicester striker headed to Tyneside on loan, as Benitez finally ­landed one of his main transfer window targets.

But Slimani has a thigh injury and is expected to be out for a fortnight, missing matches against Crystal Palace on Sunday and Manchester United a week later.

He is also ineligible to play against the Foxes on April 7 — ­meaning Benitez has ­gambled on him making an impact in a maximum of 10 games.

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