Greek outfit Olympiacos are looking to end Islam Slimani’s Leicester City career this summer, according to SDNA, as relayed by the Leicester Mercury.
They claim that the man who Leicester signed back in 2016, for a fee the BBC reported at the time was £29m has no future at the King Power Stadium, especially after this season’s loan spell with Fenerbahce has failed to reignite his career.
But Olympiacos are not the only club who have been linked with a swoop for Slimani of late. Back in December 2018, the Telegraph reported that Fulham wanted the towering hitman to boost their frontline.
And the future of top scorer Aleksandar Mitrović is going to attract attention in the coming months after the Cottagers’ relegation.
Love Sport reported that there is a chance the Serbian may remain at the club, but if he does depart, the Whites are going to need firepower and they could do worse than Slimani.
The Algerian clearly has quality – he has Champions League and international experience – and a season at a lower level, playing every week could be just what he needs to get his career back on song.
In some ways, that’s what Mitrovic did with a career that was meandering before his loan to Craven Cottage in January 2018 – and Slimani would be a good, physical replacement if the worst happens with the man they call ‘Mitro’.