That Islam Slimani is going to leave Leicester City in January, whether on loan or permanently, isn’t exactly a secret anymore.
The Algeria international isn’t getting anywhere near enough game time at King Power Stadium, and Claude Puel himself open discussed the possibility of a transfer a few days ago for the former Sporting CP star.
Unfortunately for him, Leicester want most of their money back, having paid around £30m for him in the first place, and Le Buteur reckon there’s little chance of that happening in January, especially considering he’s barely played.
With Puel giving the green light for a transfer, however, there will be little resistance from elsewhere, and now it’s up to clubs to come forward with their offers for the Foxes to consider.
Taking that into account, Le Buteur also explain Slimani has asked his agent to hold a meeting with the club’s board in order to find a solution that won’t hinder him going forward.
Insisting that he wants to leave to get regular game time, the Leicester striker is aware his career clock is counting, and the 29-year-old believes he can still make a name for himself elsewhere.
Following claims half of the Premier League, a number of French clubs and Sporting CP are said to all be after him, he won’t be short of choice, although whether these clubs can convince his current side financially is a different matter altogether.