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Record-breaking weekend highlights why Leeds United want Baghdad Bounedjah

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Record-breaking weekend highlights why Leeds United want Baghdad Bounedjah

The Leeds United transfer target has now scored a record number of goals in the Qatari league.

Leeds United are continuing to be linked with a move for Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah. The Whites were tentatively linked with a bid in the summer for the Al Sadd striker. Now, Le Buteur, the French publication in Algeria suggest Leeds are set to come back for the player.

Set an asking price of €15 million (£13.3 million) Leeds baulked at the fee in the summer. However, the report suggests that Leeds have seen enough of the player in the last few months to suggest the Algerian is worth the fee.

This weekend he has again shown exactly how impressive he has been this season.

Al-Sadd’s forward Baghdad Bounedjah celebrates after scoring a goal during the AFC Champions League football match Al-Sadd (Qatar) vs Esteghlal FC (Iran) at the Azadi stadium in Tehran on August 27, 2018. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)


“Bounedjah is one of the best players I have seen in my life. He is a great player who scores and assists as well.

“Congratulations to him. He will keep on breaking records. He has brought us a lot of happiness through his goals and I am sure that he will score many more. It will be difficult to break his records.”

Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira on Baghdad Bounedjah’s record-breaking season

 

 

Bounedjah scored twice as Al Sadd beat Al Shahania 4-1. It was his 28th goal of the season, the most ever scored by a player in a Qatar Stars League season.

 

It was his 28th goal in just 14 games. Add his goals in the AFC Champions League this year, and Bounedjah has scored 41 goals in 26 games this season.

Leeds might be about to take a big risk on signing the player. However, this record-breaking striker might just be a steal.

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