During his time on international duty, Leicester City’s new striker Islam Slimani has commented on his €30m transfer to the Foxes.

Speaking to the Algerian Football Federation’s website, the 28-year-old talked about the decision to sign for the Premier League club and what motivated him to do so.

“It’s a great pride especially for a local player,” said Slimani. “To come from the lowest to sign for the Champions of England, I think it’s a great pride for me and for my family.”

The striker revealed his national teammate Riyad Mahrez gave him some advice before the decision was made: “Mahrez told me everything about the team and the Leicester fans. I won’t deny that I’ve also followed a lot of Leicester games last season. His presence at the club was decisive in my choice because I know he will help me a lot”.

Ah he now prepares for the Premier League, the Champions League and the African Cup, the striker couldn’t be more motivated: “I have a motto: every time I start a season, I try to do better than last season, both in the club and in the national team. This is the only thing that allows me to give the best of myself.”