Slimani asks to depart Monaco in favour of Premier League return

January 28, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

On-loan Monaco striker Islam Slimani has asked to leave his current employers, desiring a return to the Premier League, according to reports.

The Daily Mail have revealed that the Algerian frontman has requested to cut short his deal at the Stade Louis II amidst interest from Premier League trio Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

Slimani only joined the club on a loan deal in the summer from Leicester City and has enjoyed a relatively productive spell, scoring seven goals and laying on another seven in just 13 Ligue 1 appearances.

However, the arrival of new Monaco boss Robert Moreno has seen the Algerian fall down the pecking order at the club, having played just 25 minutes of action in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year.

Should he return to the Premier League on another loan deal, it would signal the striker’s fourth temporary club since he signed for Leicester City in 2016 for a then club-record deal from Sporting Clube de Portugal. After struggling to adapt to life at the King Power Stadium, he represented the likes of Newcastle United, Fenerbahce and Monaco.

In 39 Premier League appearances throughout his career, he has scored eight goals and provided six assists.

Elsewhere, Slimani’s current employers Monaco are in action on Tuesday evening as they face St Etienne in the Coupe de France. They are at 4/6 with Betfair to win the game,

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