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OFFICIAL: Leicester City’s striker Islam Slimani to join Fenerbahce

Islam Slimani

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Algerian striker will be hoping to return to his form when he plays for Turkish side Fenerbahce after the club officially announced the move.

Islam Slimani and his English Premier League club agreed to a season-long loan deal to Fenerbahce after the forward failed to make a good impression at King Power Stadium.

“Algeria national team footballer Islam Slimani, after the health checks, signed the official contract that makes him Fenerbahce,” the club said in an official statement posted on their website.

The 30-year-old started his career in Algeria’s JSM Chéraga, before moving to CR Belouizdad in 2009. After four years with the Algerian Ligue Professionelle 1 side, he moved to Europe joining Sporting Lisbon.

Following their historic  title in 2016, the Foxes signed Slimani from the Portuguese outfits, however he struggled for game-time with the club, featuring for 46 games in all competitions scoring 13 goals and making seven assists.

He was then loaned to Newcastle United in February 2018 but also failed to make an impact there after he featured in only four games, not scoring any goals.

Fenerbahce were able to secure second place in the Turkish Super Lig last season and will play in the qualifying round of the Champions League.

Slimani is an Algerian International with 58 caps for his country. He has scored 26 international goals and was part of the Algerian International team that made it to the Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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