Monaco Lands Algerian Striker Islam Slimani From Leicester

Leicester City's Islam Slimani, last year. Photo by Matt Bunn/BPI/Shutterstock (9767083au)

Former Ligue 1 champions Monaco have signed a new striker to their roster, adding Algerian international Islam Slimani from Leicester City. Slimani will arrive in Monaco on a season-long loan with a buy-out option afterward. After the two unexpected losses in the first matches of the season, Monaco will not stop with Slimani as the club is looking to land the problematic Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi on loan. 

Islam Slimani left Leicester after his loan contract ended with Fenerbahce, where he played only 15 games and scored just 1 goal. He began his career in the Algerian Championship for JSM Chegara, scoring 19 goals in 38 matches before moving to CR Belouizdad. After scoring 32 goals, Slimani joined Sporting CP on an undisclosed fee. 

Slimani became the key player in Sporting in his 2nd season by scoring 12 goals in 33 games and also helping the team to win the Portuguese Cup. After 3 years and 48 goals scored on 82 matches, Slimani was sold to Leicester City where he disappointed the fans by scoring only 4 goals in 35 matches, before being sent on loan to Newcastle and later to Fenerbahce. 

Slimani is expected to debut this week against Nimes.