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Leicester signing Slimani: Mahrez told me about Foxes fans

Leicester City recruit Islam Slimani has revealed the words said to him by Riyad Mahrez prior to him joining the club.

On deadline day, the Algerian striker joined the reigning Premier League champions from Sporting Lisbon for a club-record £30million fee and admits Foxes ace Mahrez told him all about what to expect if he made his way to the East Midlands.

"My friend Riyad Mahrez spoke to me about the Club and about the atmosphere the Leicester fans create at King Power Stadium," he told LCFC.com.

"I will give absolutely everything I have on the pitch for them and for my team-mates and I hope that together we can achieve something special."

28-year-old Slimani plays alongside reigning PFA Player of the Year Mahrez in the Algeria national team.

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