The Pierre-Michel Lasogga to Leeds United rumor just got a whole lot hotter.
Lasogga has travelled to England with members of his family to discuss a transfer. Hamburg want to move him on before deadline. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 28, 2017
After being linked with a possible loan move for the striker earlier in the window, it appears that a move for Lasogga is now back on after Chris Wood departed for Burnley last week.
The German striker has fallen down the pecking order at Hamburger SV, and while he is on high-wages for a team in the Championship, it appears that a loan move might be in the works after all.
While Lasogga is now surplus to requirements at Hamburg, he has a remarkable goal-scoring record for fellow Bundesliga team Hertha Berlin. Lasogga scored 22 goals in 64 appearances for the club from the Capital before moving on to Hamburg on a loan move, where he would score 13 goals in 20 appearances before making the loan move permanent.
Of course, he hasn’t been as productive since his loan move has been made permanent at Hamburg, having scored only 13 goals in 56 appearances in the two seasons since the move, so it’s not surprising that he might be on the move to reboot his career at an English team.
With the crazy prices that are being flung around for players coming from the English leagues, it’s not surprising that Leeds would look outside the domestic market for a replacement for Chris Wood. For example, it is rumored that Middlesbrough, who spent a small fortune to land Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest and Ashley Fletcher from West Ham United, now want something in the range of £10 million for the striker, which is absolutely bonkers.
Will Lasogga be worth the price? He seems to have lost a step in recent seasons, with one of Hamburg’s shareholders calling the striker a “loser” who isn’t good enough to play for the club, who was rewarded with a fat contract and a five-year deal after one good half season with the club.