Leicester striker Islam Slimani has officially joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal for the 2018-19 campaign.
Slimani, Leicester’s record signing for a fee of £30million in 2016, has failed to make an impact in the Midlands and spent the second half of last season at Newcastle.
The 30-year-old has now moved on to Turkey, with Fenerbahce announcing on Saturday night that he had passed his medical and signed his contract.
Leicester striker Islam Slimani has officially joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal
The forward was mobbed by fans at the airport after touching down in Istanbul
The 30-year-old spent last season on loan with Newcastle but failed to make an impact
Slimani has scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for Leicester, but failed to replicate the one-in-two form he showed at Sporting Lisbon which prompted former City boss Claudio Ranieri to sign him.
A statement on the Turkish club’s website read: ‘Our club has reached agreement with the English team Leicester City to participate in the census as a lease for one year of Islam Slimani.
‘Algeria national team footballer Islam Slimani, after the health checks, signed the official contract that makes him Fenerbahce.’
‘Fenerbahce finished second in the Turkish Super Lig last season, securing their place in the qualifying round of the Champions League.’
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