Recently discussing his future in the Qatari media, Baghdad Bounedjah admitted he was open to a move to Europe if the right club came along.
Over the past week, we’ve written a couple of stories about Leeds’ interest in him, as France Football journalist Nabil Djellit explained Marcelo Bielsa was still keen on signing the prolific goalscorer, having seen a first attempt turned down over the summer.
Well, if Le Buteur in Algeria are to be believed, a move to Elland Road could still be on the cards for the 27-year-old, as the website claims the Championship side are ready to give it another go in January.
They state Al Sadd were prepared to let their star go for around €15m, which put Leeds off, but Bounedjah’s recent performances (26 goals in 13 league games) have made Bielsa come to the decision that a January move is needed.
Le Buteur expect Leeds to come forward with a ‘more important’ offer than their summer one in the coming month in hope of convincing Al Sadd.
The price is now allegedly €18m, which is considerable for a club of Leeds’ financial status, meaning some promises will need to be made (we’re guessing guaranteed promotion), and they will need to be kept, to convince everyone involved.