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Leeds Linked with Wantaway Bundesliga Striker

The search for depth continues

Netherlands v Germany - UEFA European U21 Championships: Group B Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

The links with strikers continue for Leeds United, as the Whites have been linked with Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga. Lasogga has been deemed surplus to requirements at Hamburg and head coach Markus Gisdol has ruled Pierre out of his future plans.

In 2010, one season after making his debut with Bayer Leverkusen, Lasogga left the club to join 2. Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a three-year deal. He spent four years for Die Alte Dame, scoring 22 goals in 64 appearances. During this time Lasogga also started getting capped for Germany’s u21 side, earning 11 caps while scoring 4 goals. In his last season at Hertha, Lasogga went out on loan to Hamburg where he would score 13 in 20 as well as sign a five-year deal with Hamburg.

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Pierre-Michel Lasogga is one of Hamburg’s highest wage earners, and his salary could be an obstacle in the move to Leeds. However, Hamburg are reportedly willing to compensate his wages to get him off their books.

I think this move makes a lot of sense. Lasogga knows how to score goals, and would be a quality backup if Chris Wood couldn’t be a part of the starting XI for some reason. It may hinder Caleb Ekuban’s development but, for the time being, Lasogga is the better player. Let's make it happen