Date: 31st August 2016 at 8:26pm
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Leicester City have completed the club-record signing of Algeria international striker Islam Slimani.

The defending Premier League champions, who currently sit ninth in the English top-flight standings following their 2-1 victory over Swansea City at the weekend, have agreed a transfer deadline day deal for the Sporting Lisbon forward.

The 28-year-old, who has 43 international caps for his country, scored one goal in his two Liga NOS appearances for Sporting this season – netting in his former side’s 2-1 victory over FC Porto earlier this month.

However Slimani, who is reportedly set to cost the Foxes a club-record £30m according to Sky Sports, scored a remarkable 31 goals and provided six assists in 46 appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese top-flight side last term.

After being given permission to leave Algeria’s training camp to have a medical with manager Claudio Ranieri’s side, Slimani told the club’s official website, “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.”

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