An unexpected twist for Islam Slimani?

Currently in Algiers in anticipation of the Greens ’next gathering, Islma Slimani has experienced a complicated end to the season on the Sporting side. Announced the departure, the one removed from Ruben Amorim’s plans could finally honor his contract until its end in June 2023. A scenario that became possible thanks to a potential departure from one that however was sealing his fortune outside of Sporting.

What if Slimani finally stayed where it all started for her in Europe? The hypothesis is enough to raise some eyebrows because of the context in which the Algerian international has found himself since April. However, in recent times, this scenario may prove to be less hypothetical. Removed from Rùben Amorim’s professional group, Islam Slimani has not participated in the last five meetings of Verdes e Brancos in the league. The fault of an irrevocable decision by his trainer who accused him of lack of investment in training in April in conjunction with the Ramadan season.

What feeds the excitement is the real reasons for this sidelining that resulted in the exchange of pleasure of various media outlets between the two men. Over the weeks, the situation has not necessarily been clarified by either party pushing the young Sporting coach (37) to tell the public that Slimani is not part of the club’s plans for next season. “Slimani is a completely closed topic for me. I will follow my route passing through Sporting. Slimani will not be part of our plans for next season. This is what will be discussed with him and the management. For me, as a trainer, the topic is closedAmorim declared at the beginning of May at a press conference.

These declarations sealed the fate of the Algerian international among the Sportinguistas, who were therefore invited to look for a new club for next season. An approach in which the 34-year-old striker immediately fell into business by traveling with his club’s permission to France to meet his agent to explore the possibilities of future career options. But in recent hours, an unlikely turnaround situation seems to be opening up for Slimani so that he can honor his contract that binds him to Leoes until June 2023.

Mbappé’s impact on PSG could save Slimani at Sporting

According to information in the provinces from our colleagues from L’Équipe and Le Parisien, Kylian Mbappé’s extension to Paris Saint Germain (until June 2025) will pave the way for profound internal changes in the coming summer. day. If the fate of sporting director Leonardo is sealed after he was sacked on Saturday, the fate of Mauricio Pochettino should follow the same path as that of the former sporting director of the Parisian club. If Leonardo is replaced, the Paris leaders seem to be focused on Luis Campos, thanks to the recommendations of the Mbappé clan, the coach’s profile could be heading towards a promising young name. In the search for this profile of the young coach, Rùben Amorim is a potential favorite to succeed Pochettino in the same way as his compatriot Sergio Conceiçao (39), this season’s champion with Porto, or even the former PSG midfielder Thiago Motta (39 years). old).

If there is no track to be concrete at the moment, the appointment of Amorim to PSG could act as a strong sign of the renewal of a Parisian project that Mbappé is now carrying on. A surprise appointment that would thus fully revive the top scorer in Greens history at Sporting. The Algerian will have an unexpected opportunity to honor his final year of contract with Sporting as his arrival is eagerly desired in January by club president Frederico Varandas. The relationship between the two men remains in good shape, since their first engagement on Slimani’s first stint at Sporting (2013-2016). From the CRB, the Algerian met Vérandas who was then clinical director of the professional team.

Currently in Algiers, Slimani could therefore be temporarily suspended before recording his departure from the Lisbon club pending the evolution of PSG’s interest in the one who expelled him from Sporting’s first team. for the coming season. Since his return to Portugal, the Algerian international has scored four goals and delivered an assist in 12 games played, earning the trophy for best player in the Portuguese League in March. By extending to Paris, Kylian Mbappé is likely to provide a great service to Islam Slimani and by extending to Djamel Belmadi …


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