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Report: Leeds want Baghdad Bounedjah again

Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah celebrates after scoring during the African Cup of Nations Group D Match between Algeria and Benin at the Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida on October 12, 2018....

Leeds United are reportedly back in for striker Baghdad Bounedjah.

Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah celebrates after scoring during the African Cup of Nations Group D Match between Algeria and Benin at the Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida on October 12, 2018....

According to Le Buteur in Algeria, Leeds United and Marseille are both tracking Al Sadd forward Baghdad Bounedjah again having been linked last year.

Bounedjah has been one of the most deadly striker around in recent years, and finished last season with a frankly ridiculous 48 goals in 35 games for Al Sadd.

His record for the Qatari side now stands at 116 goals in just 97 games, whilst he's also racked up 13 goals in 13 games for Algeria, helping them win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with the winning goal against Egypt.

 

Bounedjah has never played in Europe, and at 27, it may be time for him to give it a go. Now, it's claimed that Leeds and Marseille have been watching Bounedjah in recent months, ahead of potentially moving for the goal machine.

However, Al Sadd allegedly want a huge €15million (£13million) for Bounedjah, which would certainly be a problem for Leeds unless they win promotion this season.

Bounedjah could be a target to join Marcelo Bielsa's side when Eddie Nketiah's loan spell ends, but that's some time away, whilst it's not even the first time Bounedjah has been linked with Leeds.

Al-Sadd's Baghdad Bounedjah (R) vies for the ball against Al-Ahli's Nark Milligan during the AFC Champions League football match between Qatar's Al-Sadd club and Saudi's Al-Ahli team at...

Last year, Le Buteur claimed that Leeds had actually made a bid for Bounedjah, but Al Sadd rejected the offer, sticking to their asking price.

Leeds are wise to keep tabs on a striker scoring so many goals, but a move to Elland Road still seems hugely unlikely given the money involved in prising him away from Qatar.

Al-Sadd's Baghdad Bounedjah (R) views for the ball with FC Nasaf's Igor Golban during AFC Champions League between Qatar's al-Sadd and Uzbekistan's FC Nasaf at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium...

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