Saturday 25 May 2019

Leicester striker Slimani makes Fenerbahce loan move

Slimani will hope to be playing in the Champions League again this season.

Islam Slimani has been sent out on loan again (Mike Egerton/PA)
Islam Slimani has been sent out on loan again (Mike Egerton/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Leicester striker Islam Slimani has joined Fenerbahçe on loan.

The 30-year-old Algeria international has agreed a season-long move to the Turkish capital.

Slimani joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2016 and scored 13 times in 46 appearances before spending the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle.

Fenerbahçe were runners-up in the Turkish Super Lig last season and began their new campaign with a 2-1 home win against Bursaspor on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, fellow Foxes striker Leonardo Ulloa has completed a permanent switch to Mexican side Pachuca.

The 32-year-old Argentinian found the net 20 times in 101 appearances during four years with the club.

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