Writer: Joe Baker
Reported Leeds United target Baghdad Bounedjah said he is happy where he is, despite rumours of a January move to Elland Road.
The 27-year-old striker plays his football for Al Sadd in the swashbuckling Qatar league, managed by former Barcelona and Spain superstar Xavi.
He scored 38 goals in the league last campaign, winning footballer of the year and has an impressive ratio of 90 goals in 140 games as a centre forward. And, with a £6 million bid reported to be in the offing, the Algerian has reiterated his desire to keep on performing in the Middle East.
He told Le Buteur:
“Yes I have offers, but I feel very good at Al Saad. I do not know what will happen it the future by I can assure you I am happy at my current club. I hope to give everything for them but also for the national team.”
Bounedjah could be the man to steer the Whites to automatic promotion, and has already fired in 9 goals in just 6 appearances this term.
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Bielsa has been reportedly been on the lookout for a striker with Patrick Bamford failing to find form with just one other player – on-loan Arsenal youngster Eddie Nkethiah currently side-lined with an injury.
The former Argentina boss scrutinised his attacking team’s performance following their 2-0 win over QPR on Saturday speaking to the Official Site:
“It was a great match in attack and defence, both collectively and individually. In the first half we created complicated play without scoring, but in the end of the first half we could score. In the second half it was a regular beginning, we missed some chances until we scored.”