Islam Slimani was ready to join FC Nantes in 2013, but it was without counting on the “lack of respect” of Waldemar Kita …
Before joining Monaco in 2019, then Lyon two years later, Islam slimani could have played in the French championship in 2013. At that time, the Algerian international had indeed been approached by the FC Nantes. Close to signing for the Canaries, the 32-year-old striker finally changed his mind at the last moment.
“If you disrespect me …”
The reason ? The attitude of FCN president Waldemar Kita deemed disrespectful by the former Monegasque. “I am a person who is honest and correct. If you are good with me, if you are correct and honest, I respect. If you disrespect me, I couldn’t play in a club where someone from the club disrespects me ”, revealed Slimani on BeIN Sports.
“Too many things did not fit”
And add: “That’s why it didn’t happen. I came to sign in Nantes. When I came, too many things did not match what we had talked about before ”. After this volt-face, the native of Algiers finally decided to engage with Sporting Lisbon, where he stayed for three seasons and scored 57 goals in 111 appearances.
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