Xavi has only been the new coach of FC Barcelona for a few weeks, but he is already 100 percent focused on the role he must play, and not just from the bench. The Terrassa club is aware that it will need to reinforce itself in the January transfer market, as well as the squad’s planning. In this regard, the Algerian battering ram Baghdad Bounedjah has arisen as a new name to add to the list of futuribles.
The assimilation of attacking players is a priority at the club, and the culé coach knows him well, as Bounedjah is a footballer for Al-Sadd, Xavi’s previous team, where he was the top scorer in the national league last season and has eleven goals and three assists in 705 minutes played this season. He’s a big, powerful striker who’s also a member of the Algerian national squad.
With ‘Kun’ Agüero’s future at Barça uncertain, Braithwaite’s injury, and Ansu Fati’s relapses, Barça needs to bolster its scoring capabilities, always keeping in mind the club’s precarious financial condition.