Leicester to sell Islam Slimani to Besiktas

Leicester to sell Islam Slimani to Besiktas
Islam Slimani

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Jan 21, 2018. 12:30

The latest information regarding the future of Algeria and Leicester City striker Islam Slimani is that the Foxes are ready to sell him.

The English Premier League side is ready to listen to offers for Slimani during the current transfer window, with Besiktas wanting to sign the forward to replace £27m Everton signing Cenk Tosun.

Slimani signed for the Foxes for £29m, a club record, back in 2016, but the 29-year-old has started only one EPL game since September and scored just five goals in all competitions this season.

According to Manager Claude Puel, they are willing to sell the Desert Foxes international as the striker’s future does not lie with the club.

“I repeat, that since the beginning, that we have a lot of strikers. We need to make a good balance for the team, to give game time for all the players," said Puel to SportsLens.

"We have six strikers. It will be important in this transfer window to find a good balance.

“We will see if some players can win some game time at other clubs but we have to discuss with these players.”

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