Leeds would be bold in signing Bounedjah but his goal record speaks for itself

Leeds United are interested in signing Al Saad SC striker Baghdad Bounedjah, according to Algerian news outlet FZ Foot.

What’s the story?

The 26-year-old Algerian international hasn’t played any club football in Europe but has maintained a remarkable scoring record so far in his career.

At current club Al Saad SC in the Qatar Stars League, he has scored 64 goals in 57 games in all competitions.

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According to the report, Leeds have made an offer for the prolific striker who is valued at £3.15million on Transfermarkt, but the player rejected the approach as he wants a salary equivalent to what he is currently earning.

Out of the blue

This is certainly one of the more unusual transfer stories emanating from Elland Road this summer, particularly as they are already looking to sign strikers Matej Vydra and Jerry Mbakogu.

There’s no denying that Bounedjah has an eye for goal and he has a remarkable scoring record, but the quality of defending in the QSL is certainly not Championship quality.

Perhaps he is worth a punt to see if he can carry on scoring at a higher level, but in truth it’s probably best if Leeds stick to players who have proven it against similar high level opposition.