ISlam Slimani

Leicester’s Islam Slimani joins Fenerbahce on season-long loan

Turkish side Fenerbahce have today confirmed that Leicester City forward Islam Slimani has joined them on a season-long loan.

Prolific goalscorer

Slimani began his career in Algeria with CR Belouizdad for whom he played a total of 82 games, in which he scored 29 and assisted five.

He would then sign for Sporting Lisbon in August of 2013 for a fee of around £817,000.

Once Slimani had signed for Sporting he would go on to play 111 games for them scoring an impressive 57 goals and earning 15 assists in that time.

This impressive record caught the eye of Leicester who would sign Slimani in 2016 for a fee in the region of £27 million.

However, Slimani’s time at Leicester has not been the best. The forward has made 46 appearances for them, scoring 13 and assisting seven in those games.

But he has also struggled for form and as a result, has failed to hold down a regular starting spot.

This has lead to him being loaned out to Newcastle and now to Fenerbahce.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Leicester

Leicester City kicked off their 2018/19 Premier League season on Friday night when they took on Manchester United, however, they were unable to come away with the win.

United’s season got off to a great start when they were awarded a penalty inside the first three minutes of the game, which Paul Pogba calmly converted.

The Reds then spent much of the game defending their lead before Luke Shaw doubled it with his first senior goal in the 83rd minute.

Jamie Vardy did give Leicester some hope of coming back when he made it 2-1 in the 92nd minute.

However, it was too late and United were able to claim their first win of the season with Pogba as their captain.

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