A second Fennec at Olympique Lyonnais. Algerian international striker Islam Slimani officially joined the leader of the French Ligue 1 championship on Wednesday. The announcement was made by the Rhone club. ” Welcome Islam Slimani », Wrote Olympique Lyonnais on his Twitter account, with the photo of the striker and the Algerian flag.
– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) January 13, 2021
In Lyon, Slimani arrives thanks to Leicester who released him without consideration to get rid of a large salary, to digitally replace striker Moussa Dembélé, who left for Atlético Madrid during this winter transfer window.
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Arrived in Leicester in 2016 from Sporting Portugal, Islam Slimani has never managed to win in the tip of the striker of the English club. He was loaned to Newcastle where he did not shine, then to Fenerbahçe in Turkey, before landing, still on loan, on the Rock in Monaco during the 2019-2020 season.
With the Principality’s team, Slimani has become Super Slim again, scoring 8 goals and delivering seven assists in 18 games. Despite these results, AS Monaco did not hold him back, and Slimani returned to Leicester where he played just 20 minutes in the Premier League this season.
In Lyon where he finds his compatriot Djamel Benlamri, Islam Slimani will try to bounce back and once again amaze Ligue 1, which knows him and whom he knows well.
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