It’s been a tough transfer window for Sporting as they have now lost star striker Slimani along with João Mário and potentially their captain Adrien Silva, should the Premier League champions be successful in their quest to sign him.
Leicester City on the other hand have had a stellar transfer window.
Many expected the foxes to be picked apart as they are a smaller club with many very talented players, similar to how Southampton seem to lose all of their key players and staff every season after a successful campaign.
These worries proved to be false however, with the foxes securing almost all of their key players on new long-term contracts, including Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater, Kasper Schmeichel and the brains behind Leicester’s project, Claudio Ranieri.
Not only have they retained nearly all of their stars, they have also bolstered their squad by replacing N’Golo Kante, who left Leicester City to play his football at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea, with Nampalys Mendy, their first record breaking signing of the summer.
Their second record breaker came in the form of Ahmed Musa, a pacy striker that can also play as winger and potentially the only player in the side that can keep up with Jamie Vardy’s blistering pace.