The official twitter account of Hamburg have confirmed that Pierre -Michel Lasogga is in England for talks ahead of a potential move. It obviously didn’t say that Leeds were the team in talks but we know that to be the case, whether Leeds can sort a deal for the striker to take a large wage cut remains to be seen.
Lasogga, a 25-year-old German striker has fallen out of favour at Bundesliga club Hamburg but is attracting serious interest from Orta and his scouting staff. The striker has played at a few clubs in Germany including Hertha and Bayer Leverkusen. He has cored goals in his career but it’s fair to say he hasn’t been prolific at any stage, but the Bundesliga as we know is a very high standard. The wages are sure to be the issue for the deal to be done, Lasogga on a reported £50k per week, something that we quite simply can’t and won’t pay, the highest earner at the club was Chris Wood who was on around £17k per week, that says it all.
Orta and co. have done a fantastic at bringing players into the club who want to be here and I think that will continue to be the case, and the test for Lasogga is simple in terms of a wage-cut, although a deal could be an initial loan. However Andrea Radrizzani has made the statement that he will re-invest the Chris Wood money so you would hope a permanents deal for the players coming in would be the case. Lasogga was linked earlier in the window but it went quiet and with the Wood money in the bank the interest has been sparked again. We have already signed new goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald from Germany, arriving from Werder Bremen.