Leicester City’s coach, Brendan Rodgers, asked Islam Slimani and Rachid Ghezzal to search for a new team in anticipation of the new season because he did not need their services, which was expected as long as the English team did not depend on the two players in the last two seasons, and he loaned them several times, while Ali Reghba will be the only Algerian international in the club, and he is the favourite to succeed despite he is younger.
Coach Brendan Rodgers, spoke on the future of the two Algerian internationals, Islam Slimani and Rachid Ghezzal, with the English club, and asserted that he did not need their services; “We talked about the future of Slimani and Ghezzal, they should find clubs to join them”.
“Both players are good and experienced. They still belong to the club, but maybe their future is elsewhere”, he added.
Slimani has many offers, most notably from France and Portugal, while Ghezzal is expected to stay in the Italian club Fiorentina, on a good loan contract.
Several English media sources expected that the young Algerian, Ali Reghba, would join the first team of the English club Leicester City during the new season after he showed good performance with the reserve team last season, this is why he was praised by the club’s fans on social media, and they think that he can repeat the miracle of Riyad Mahrez, who came to the team when it was weak and helped it win the Premier League and become one of the best Premier League players, although the task will not be easy with the demanding coach Brendan Rodgers.
Ali Reghba was born in Germany to an Algerian father and an Irish mother. He had previously participated in 14 matches with the Bohemian Club in the Irish League, during which he scored two goals, and then joined the ranks of Leicester City last year. His participation was limited to the reserve team that carried his shirt in 21 matches, during which he scored 4 games. He also played for Ireland national team under 20, but he can still play for the Algerian first national team according to FIFA rules, as he has never played for Ireland’s first national team.