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Islam Slimani set for Leicester City exit next month

Algerian striker Islam Slimani is set to leave Leicester City in the January transfer window, and looks to be leaving for another club in the Premier League.

English newspaper The Sun report that West Brom, Stoke City and Watford are all interested in signing the 29-year-old.

With just ten minutes of playing time managed under Claude Puel so far, Slimani is now struggling to even make the substitutes bench at the King Power Stadium since the Frenchman took charge.

Sky Sports

Slimani joined Leicester in the summer of 2016 from Sporting Lisbon, and became the Foxes’ record signing for £30million.

With seven Premier League goals during his first campaign in England’s top division, Slimani certainly knows where to find the back of the net. This season, he has scored four goals in the League Cup, making him the top scorer in that tournament.

Watford manager Marco Silva worked with Slimani, as he managed the Algerian international during his time in Portugal. However, Stoke and West Brom both have a style of play that would fit his aerial ability.

Slimani was linked with a move away from Leicester in the summer, such as a transfer to Ligue 1 in France, but nothing ever materialised for the former Belouizdad front-man.

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