Leicester break transfer record to sign Sporting star Slimani

Michael Graham
Islam Slimani: New Leicester record signing

Leicester City have completed a club record signing, paying Sporting Lisbon a reported £30million for Algerian striker Islam Slimani.

The 28 year-old has been a long-term target for the Premier League champions, and joins an impressive group of striking talent atthe club including Jamie Vardy, Ahmed Musa and Shinji Okazaki.

Slimani told LCFC.com: “To join a team like Leicester City is a huge honour and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve always wanted to play my football in the Premier League and to get the opportunity to do that with the reigning champions was something I simply could not turn down.”