Xavi asks Barcelona to include the striker who outperformed Messi, Ronaldo and Belmadi confirms the deal
Barcelona’s new coach Xavi Hernandez is seeking to consolidate the team in the upcoming winter transfer market, hoping to save him from the long stumble that began since the heavy defeat against Bayern Munich 2-8 last year 2020.
The first two matches of Xavi confirmed that Barcelona suffers offensively after the departure of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, which made him think about including his former team star Baghdad Bounedjah, the top scorer of the Qatari Al-Sadd, who surpassed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, when he was the highest scoring player in football in 2018 with 58 goal, albeit the level of competitors is much lower.
Xavi asks for Bounedjah to join Barcelona
According to the Spanish newspaper “SPORT”, Xavi knows the capabilities of Bounedjah, 29, well; He played alongside him in the Al Sadd team in the last seasons of his football career, and also coached him after his retirement.
The Algerian striker scored 159 goals for Al Sadd in only 155 matches, and contributed to the crown with 10 titles in total, including 3 titles in the Qatari League.
The striker was also prolific on the international scene with the Algerian national team, where he scored 22 goals in 46 international matches, but he never experienced European professionalism.
Belmadi: Bounedjah in Barcelona
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi reinforced these speculations by saying that “Xavi loves the player (Bounjah) very much”, and opened the door to an amazing transfer to the Camp Nou.
“Baghdad is doing extraordinary things. Baghdad is in Barcelona, what do you want me to tell you?” Xavi knows better than me; Perhaps he thinks Baghdad is the first or second option. It can come as a surprise to others and not to him because he knows him.”