Slimani is currently on-loan at AS Monaco.
And Joel Cantona told Football Club de Marseille: “It was my brother Eric who told me about him first. Being on the side of Lisbon and he is a supporter of Sporting, he made a splash there.
“Eric told me he was strong. I got interested in him closely, Slimani had a bad time in England, I had spoken about him at that time to OM recruiters. I said to Jean-Philippe Durand, you have to be interested in Slimani. It was in 2016 I think…”