Barcelona preparing move for Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah

Barcelona need to strengthen their attack this winter.

If a report from is to be believed, Barcelona are preparing move for Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah.

The Algeria international joined Al Sadd from Étoile du Sahel for a fee in the region of 3.5 million euros in July 2015. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

The striker banged in 17 goals and provided 5 assists in 20 matches this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.

Baghdad Bounedjah
Baghdad Bounedjah

The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Algeria. His record for Algeria is also impressive. Baghdad Bounedjah has scored 22 goals in 50 matches for Algeria at senior level.

Adding a striker remains Barcelona’s top priority this winter and Xavi will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

The Algeria international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Xavi wants to target in the winter transfer window.


The 29-year-old provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Xavi’s side. His arrival would give Barcelona some much needed tactical flexibility.

Bounedjah has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Xavi is targeting attacking reinforcements at the start of 2022, with doubts of the long-term futures of Sergio Aguero and Luuk de Jong in Catalonia. Bounedjah is under contract with Al Sadd until 2024, however, Barcelona could tempt him to Europe with an offer in the region of €8m.”

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If Barcelona can agree on a fee with Al Sadd, the deal should be easy to complete.

Al Sadd are preparing to sell their striker should they receive right offer for him.

Baghdad Bounedjah ideal fit for Barcelona?

If Bounedjah is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Barcelona. He will be an ideal choice for Xavi as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Barcelona.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Barca come calling for Bounedjah this winter.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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