Leicester striker Islam Slimani has revealed that he had discussions with former boss Marco Silva over a potential move to Premier League rivals Watford in the summer.
Silva was Slimani’s coach at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and the latter was keen to re-uniting with the prolific forward at Vicarage Road, describing him as “a player he liked” and “a player he knew very, very well” in interviews.
Slimani made the revelation in an interview to Algerian magazine Le Buteur. He was the subject of plenty of transfer gossip after the arrival of Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City, with several French clubs also expressing an interest in bringing him across the Channel.
Leicester have had a tough start to the new season, and Slimani, the club’s record signing, was also dropped from the Algerian national squad following Les Fennecs’ failure to qualify for Russia 2018 Continue reading
They had beaten a second string Liverpool side 2-0 in midweek Cup action, but Leicester City were unable to produce an encore in their league fixture between the two sides over the weekend, slumping to a 3-2 loss at the King Power Stadium. Continue reading
Leicester take on Huddersfield this weekend, and we at Leicester Talk, thought we’d go back to the last meeting between the two sides.
That took place in the 2013/14 season, when both teams were still in the Championship.
Leicester won 2-0 at The John Smith’s Stadium, with 16,481 in attendance to the see the Foxes triumph thanks to goals from Gary Taylor Fletcher and Wes Morgan. Continue reading
It was always going to be a tough start to the season for Leicester, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea to face in their first four games, and the Foxes slumped to their third defeat as the Blues emerged 2-1 winners at the King Power.
For Chelsea, the goals came through new summer signing Alvaro Morata and former Leicester medio N’Golo Kante. Leicester’s solitary goal came from the penalty spot through Jamie Vardy Continue reading
Leicester opened their home league campaign for 2017/18 with a 2-0 win at home over newly promoted Brighton. Foxes fans will be hoping that in demand Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez stays at the King Power after he played a crucial role in their win over the Seagulls. For LCFC, Japanese international Shinji Okazaki netted within the first minute, with Harry Maguire adding a second (his first ever for the club) after the break Continue reading
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy was on the scoresheet as England beat Lithuania 2-0 in front of a 77,690 strong crowd at Wembley in their World Cup qualifier on 26-03-2017 . Vardy, a second half sub for Jermain Defoe, scored minutes after coming on. Assist by Liverpool’s Adam Lallana Continue reading
Leicester Tigers have announced that former Leinster and Queensland Reds coach Matt O’Connor will be taking over the reins at Welford Road from April 2017, subject to him being given a work visa. O’Connor will replace former All Black Aaron Mauger, who is said to be devastated at the club’s decision to show him the door. This weekend’s game against Northampton will be Mauger’s last as Tigers coach and the news of O’Connor’s appointment comes just a day after Tigers beat Saints to claim the Anglo-Welsh Cup, their first piece of silverware in four years. Continue reading
Craig Shakespeare becomes the first Leicester City manager to win his first three Premier League games in charge as the Foxes survive a second half barrage at the London Stadium to beat Slaven Bilic’s West Ham 3-2- their first win on the road in the 2016/17 league season.
Mahrez, Vardy and Huth the scorers for LCFC Continue reading
Was player power behind Ranieri’s sacking? As it often happens, when a new manager comes in, the team seems to turn a corner, and the Foxes started off life after Ranieri with a 3-1 win over Liverpool, with Danny Drinkwater’s goal the pick of the lot Continue reading
Springbok winger JP Pietersen scored twice as Leicester Tigers thrashed struggling Bristol Rugby 50-17 in their AVIVA Prem clash.
Pietersen’s former Sharks teammate Patrick Cilliers was also on the scoresheet, with the likes of Owen Williams, Telusa Veainu, Brendon O’Connor, Adam Thompstone and Greg Bateman also netting as the Tigers picked up their biggest win of the season Continue reading