As you well know, Leeds United needed a striker in the summer and they went all out to get one, spending £7.1m on Middlesbrough’s Patrick Bamford.
However, with the 25-year-old currently injured, it’s been Kemar Roofe starting most of the games this season, doing a solid job in the role, having scored eight goals in 12 appearances.
That being said, Bamford may not have been the team’s first choice this season, as France Football journalist Nabil Djellit claims Leeds made a bid for another striker in the summer in Baghdad Bounedjah.
Speaking to Le Phocéen after the forward was linked with Marseille, he explained: “He knows where the goal is, is very complete and his teammate, Xavi, speaks highly of him. He already had offers this summer from Lille and Leeds, and Marcelo Bielsa is still interested in him.”
Back in August, Bounedjah pulled off the relatively modest feat of scoring seven goals in one game, as his Al-Sadd side ran riot in a 10-1 win over Al Arabi.
As Djellit explained, while the Qatari league might not be the best in the world, the Algeria international is still scoring more goals in it than a lot of European forwards also taking part in the competition, suggesting he might not be so bad after all.
Maybe there’s a reason Bielsa is interested in him, and Leeds could find themselves looking at a Bounedjah arrival in the near future if the manager gets his way at Elland Road.