Sporting Lisbon are interested in bringing back Leicester City striker Islam Slimani to the club, according to A Bola. The Portuguese club want to sign the Algerian international on a season-long loan.
Slimani joined Sporting in 2013 from CR Belouizdad, and 48 league goals in 82 matches for them but failed to win the league title there. He had an impressive time overall, scoring 57 goals in 109 games.
He has recently been called up to the national team squad, where Slimani will be in action in Portugal as they host Algeria in Benfica’s stadium on June 7th.
The 29-year-old spent the second half of the season on loan at Premier League club Newcastle United, where he started just one match and scored no goals before receiving a three match ban to end his campaign.
His last club goal was on January 1st, scoring for the Foxes against Huddersfield Town. Claudio Ranieri paid a club record £30million to bring him to the King Power Stadium.
Earlier this week, Slimani did not rule out a return to the club either: “I love Sporting, If people know me today, I owe it to Sporting. It was a very important step in my career. I hope to return one day of course, because we are talking about a club that I like a lot.”