Sporting seek Slimani reunion

Sporting seek Slimani reunion
Islam Slimani (L) of AS Monaco and Bouna Sarr (R) of Olympique Marseille in action

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Apr 08, 2020. 16:21

Sporting Club de Portugal are reportedly keen on re-signing Islam Slimani from Leicester City.

The Algeria international joined the Foxes on a big money move in 2016, but has never really settled at King Power Stadium — scoring just 13 goals in his 46 appearances for the club.

Slimani is currently on loan at French Ligue.1 club Monaco where he has directly contributed to 16 goals in 19 matches across all competitions.

He spent the previous season on loan at Fenerbahce having spent the season prior at Leicester’s Premier League rivals Newcastle United, were he managed just four games.

According to A Bola, Sporting are hoping to resign the 31-year-old who’s contract in Leicester comes to an end in June 2021.

Slimani, who was part of the Algeria side that won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, spent three successful years at Sporting between 2013-16. He scored 57 goals in 111 appearances while helping the Portuguese club to two trophies.

Sporting currently occupy fourth place in Portugal’s Primeira Liga.

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