Leicester City striker Islam Slimani looks set to be re-joining Sporting Lisbon, according to The Mirror.

The 30-year-old became the Foxes’ record signing when he arrived for £29million back in 2016, but the Algerian failed to make an impact.

In 46 Leicester appearances he has only managed 13 goals, making just 15 league starts and subsequently found himself on loan at Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

An injury limited Slimani to just one start during that period, and with the forward not part of Claude Puel’s plans a departure looks imminent.

Former club Lisbon could offer the Leicester man a lifeline though, with the Portuguese outfit facing a mass exodus following a reported attack on their training base.

50 masked fans stormed their training ground, putting player safety at risk and forcing a number of stars to terminate their contracts.

Slimani enjoyed a successful three year spell in Lisbon, finishing the 2015/16 campaign with 32 goals to his name.

That performance prompted Leicester to break their transfer record to bring the highly-rated striker to the club, however it was a move which failed to work out for both parties.

Puel will be hoping to recoup most of their losses on this potential deal, although his performances in England will ultimately lower any price tag placed on Slimani.

Meanwhile, the Leicester striker will be looking to reignite his career and recreate the performances which earned him a big money move to the Premier League.


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