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Report makes claim about Baghdad Bounedjah's asking price amid Leeds links

According to a report from Algerian outlet Competition, Baghdad Bounedjah could be available for around half his £13 million asking price, with Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa monitoring the situation.

Bounedjah must boast one of the most impressive strike-rates in world football. The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in four league appearances this season. Last year, he bagged 39 league goals in just 22 games.

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Competition reports that Al-Sadd are not going to stand in his way as he looks to leave. And it is suggested that he will not spend much longer in Qatar.

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The report adds that Leeds are one of the clubs keen on signing the striker. Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly tracking the Algeria international, with two of his former clubs – Marseille and Lille – also monitoring him.

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Bounedjah would arguably become a more realistic target for Leeds if his asking price had dropped. But it would still be a major gamble to make a move. And in truth, it would be no surprise if Whites fans were sceptical about the idea that Bielsa may be keen.

His somewhat unspectacular record for Algeria’s national team tempers any excitement that may come from looking at his ridiculous domestic record.

Having said that, Leeds are reportedly battling with two large clubs in France’s top flight. That also tells a story regarding his ability.

It remains to be seen if there is anything in the reports claiming that Bielsa wants Bounedjah at Elland Road. But an answer may not be too far away with the report suggesting that the striker’s days in Qatari football are numbered.

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