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Leicester should prepare to take a huge hit on misfiring Slimani

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Leicester should prepare to take a huge hit on misfiring Slimani

Leicester City striker Islam Slimani is continuing to struggle over in Turkey with Fenerbache.

The Algerian is out on a season-long loan at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, but has failed to make use of the stint thus far.

In 15 league games, Slimani has managed just one goal and in recent weeks manager Ersun Yanal’s faith has wavered, with the 30-year-old having been benched for the first two matches in February – before that, he was left out altogether against Yeni Malatyaspor.

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Last season, Slimani was loaned out to Newcastle United in the hope that he’d be able to get a bit more game time and prove his quality.

Injury limited him to just four appearances and the move was a huge disappointment.

 

Leicester must take a hit

Slimani doesn’t have long to turn things around and even if he does soon come into some form, it’s highly unlikely Leicester will avoid taking a big hit on the former Sporting CP player.

Slimani was signed for £28 million by Claudio Ranieri in 2016 following the club’s shock Premier League title victory (The Independent).

During his time at the King Power, Slimani has failed to justify that price tag having scored 13 goals in 46 appearances.

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Following the departure of Ranieri, he has been hugely out of favour and it looks as though his future could well be in doubt.

Should Leicester wish to try and get him off their books this summer then they’ll do well to recoup even half of the £28 million paid for him, taking into account his prolonged poor form, age and injury struggles.

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