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Islam Slimani leaves Leicester City on loan

Islam Slimani leaves Leicester City on loan

Leicester City put in a fine performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford but they just couldn’t make the most of their chances as they ended up losing 2-1. 

Indeed, the Foxes showed moments of promise and were on top for parts of the games, but their end product requires improvements as they couldn’t quite secure the result they wanted. Despite Friday night’s result, Claude Puel had to deal with a departure at the King Power Stadium, as according to Fenerbahce’s official website, Islam Slimani has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.

Leicester striker Islam Slimani has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.

Slimani was signed from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon for £30 million in 2016, but has failed to make an impact at the King Power Stadium, scoring eight goals in 39 Premier League appearances.

THE VERDICT: 

The Algerian never really managed to find his feet at the King Power Stadium as he was loaned out to Newcastle United for the second half of last season. And, the 30-year-old hasn’t been in Claude Puel’s plans this campaign, so a move away on loan is the only option for the forward.

Leicester City already have the likes of Jamie Vardy and Keleche Iheanacho at their disposal, so the striker was always going to find it difficult to break into the side.

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