Leeds United transfer news: Whites submit offer to sign Algeria international Baghdad Bounedjah


Bounedjah is said to have rejected Leeds’ first approach as he wants to earn the same kind of salary he makes at Al Sadd

Leeds United have made an offer to sign Baghdad Bounedjah this summer, according to reports.

Bounedjah, the Algeria international, currently plays for Al Sadd in Qatar, scoring 48 times in just 40 matches since moving to the Doha club in 2015.

Bounedjah has emerged as a target of Leeds United’s

Bounedjah has emerged as a target of Leeds United’s

Capped 14 times by his nation, Bounedjah was also a relatively prolific scorer for Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel prior to his spell in Qatar, and his exploits in front of goal have earned him admirers from Yorkshire.

Leeds have recently named Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager , and the Elland Road club are set to undergo a busy summer in the transfer market as they chase promotion to the Premier League.

And, despite deals for forwards Matej Vydra, of Derby County , and Carpi’s Jerry Mbakogu currently being worked on, Leeds have tabled an offer for Bounedjah.

Algerian news outlet DZ Foot are running the reports, saying Leeds have made an approach to both Bounedjah and Al Sadd over the transfer of the 26-year-old to Elland Road, though the player is not keen on Leeds’ opening deal as he wants to earn a salary similar to the one he currently makes in Qatar.

Bounedjah has scored four goals in 14 appearances for Algeria

Bounedjah has scored four goals in 14 appearances for Algeria

Nonetheless, Leeds remain interested and are set to return with another approach in the near future.

French side Lille, where Bielsa spent time as manager last season, are also named in the report as holding an interest in Bounedjah.

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