Islam Slimani has left Leicester City for Monaco on a season-long loan.
According to Goal.com,
Islam Slimani has joined Monaco from Leicester.
The one time Algerian player of the year has struggled to force his way into Brendan Rodgers first-team plans.
He has been a regular fixture in his international team and even made it on to the field a sub in the African Cup of Nations victory this summer.
However, he has been deemed surplus to requirements in Leicester.
At the end of the loan period, Monaco has the option to buy the player and make the move a permanent one.
The 31-year-old, joined the Foxes back in 2016, for 30 million Euros, in a transfer from Sporting CP of Portugal. He initially signed a five year contract.
The move has just simply not worked out.
He has been loaned out in the past to Newcastle United and Fenerbahce.
Neither club has elected to make an attempt to purchase the player following the expiration of the loan.
The player was signed almost as a statement of intent after the King Power Stadium team won the Premier League.
The Algerian forward was unable to dislodge the ever-present Jamie Vardy.
Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco team are a team attempting to recover from a disaster of a season. They went from 2nd place to fighting relegation in the space of twelve months.
Although that may have had plenty to do with selling several world-class stars and not bringing in the same level of replacements.
Slimani said of his latest move:
“I am very happy to be involved with Monaco.”
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“A big club that aims to fight for the first places in the championship and to qualify for European competitions.”
“I will give everything to help the club achieve its goals.”