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Leicester ready to take big loss on record signing

This season he has been on loan in Turkey with Fenerbahçe, but has hardly covered himself in glory, netting just once in 14 Super Lig appearances.

Leicester City are prepared to accept a big loss on their record signing Islam Slimani.

The Algerian international was signed by Claudio Ranieri from Sporting Lisbon in 2016, for £30 million, joining on a five year contract. However, he failed to justify that fee, scoring just 8 goals in 35 Premier League appearances, and spending the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle United.

His time at St. James Park was inauspicious to say the least as well. He missed a number of games with a thigh injury and then was sent off for violent conduct against West Brom effectively cutting short his spell in the North-East.

Now it looks like Leicester are prepared to cut their losses and sell him at the end of the season, although they will have to take a big financial hit on the deal, with manager Brendan Rodgers saying “Sometimes it doesn’t work out for a club”.

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