Algerian striker Bounedjah linked with Leicester

Algerian international striker Baghdad Bounedjah is being linked with a move to Premier League side Leicester City, according to Stade El Doha.

The 27-year-old is set to be the top scorer in world football for 2018, scoring 60 goals for club and country. This includes helping Algeria qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as well as finish as the top scorer in the Asian Champions League.

Bounedjah has been scoring goals for fun with Al Sadd in the Qatari League, including netting seven goals in one league game. He plays alongside the likes for former Barcelona midfielder Xavi.

Leicester have had three Algerian footballers in recent years, with Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Rachid Ghezzal all featuring for the Foxes.

Bounedjah is a clinical forward who is two-footed and has bags of ability. He has quick feet and some skills in his locker and is not just a target man.

Although he will seem an unfamiliar name to most, Bielsa tried to sign him at Leeds last summer and now Marseille are also said to be interested in the forward.

He has more goals for club and country this calendar year than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and is available for no more than £10million which would be a bargain.

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