Leicester City Targetting Striker With More 2018 Goals Than Messi

According to latest reports, Leicester City are keeping tabs on Algerian striker, Baghdad Bounedjah.

The 27-year-old plays for Qatar’s Al Sadd and has registered 60 goals for club and country in the 2018 calendar year, more than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane.

Stade El Doha claims that the forward will be available for £10m and is being heavily pursued by Championship side, Leeds United as well. Ligue 1 outfit, Olympique Marseille are also monitoring Bounedjah but the Foxes could lead with their superior financial strength.

Claude Puel already has Jamie Vardy in the starting number nine position with Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinji Okazaki as further options. He also has Demarai Gray and James Maddison as registered attackers.

Adding Bounedjah to the mix could strengthen their position on the attacking front. However, Leicester do have strikers, Leonardo Ulloa and Islam Slimani out on loan for the season.

The team did collect a surprising 0-1 victory over Chelsea last weekend at the Stamford Bridge to better their position in the Premier League. Losing Riyad Mahrez did come as a massive hit but Puel has managed to shift creative responsibilities towards James Maddison.

Bounedjah’s lack of top-flight European experience does work against him in his trade but his ridiculous goal tally does raise curiosity among the Leicester faithful. A risky move to go after him but a relatively cheaper one in the current market.

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