Leicester City break their transfer record for the third time this summer as Islam Slimani joins


Leicester City have announced the signing of Algeria striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon, and in the process have smashed their transfer record again.

The Premier League champions released a statement on Wednesday with just over an hour and a half to go before the 11pm transfer deadline, confirming Slimani had joined them on a five-year-deal, subject to international clearance.

Islam Slimani runs with the ball - (Armando Franca/AP)
(Armando Franca/AP)

Sporting have said the move was worth 30 million euro (around £25.5 million), potentially rising by another 3 million euro (£4.2 million) - which makes Slimani Leicester's record signing.

The Foxes broke their transfer record earlier in the summer with the signing of Nampalys Mendy from Nice, who set them back around £13 million, before they broke it again after buying Nigerian international and CSKA Moscow striker, Ahmed Musa, this time for around £16.6 million.

The result is, unsurprisingly, that this is the most expensive transfer window in Leicester City's history. But then again, they've never been defending Premier League champions before!