The story of Pierre-Michel Lasogga this season has been like a rollercoaster. Arriving with a bang and looking like the man to fire us into at least the play-offs as we hit top spot before losing his way mid-season and returning just after the new year with another bang, scoring in most of the recent games.
The deal to bring Lasogga from Hamburg to Leeds wouldn’t have been easy mainly because his wages are upwards of £50k per week. Leeds are reportedly paying around 25% of that and the club don’t have a first option or a set price to buy the player come the end of the loan, as was with Pontus Jansson last season. Lasogga has one year left on his deal at Hamburg once his loan at Leeds is up and the chances of the Bundesliga (if they stay up) wanting him back do seem slim given their eagerness to get him off the books this season. Can Leeds manage to convince Lasogga to take a drastic pay cut to come to west Yorkshire full-time? That’s the big question.
Victor Orta was asked about the deal yesterday and he said it was “possible” but it hasn’t been discussed yet. Lasogga has recently moved his partner and daughter to Leeds which is interesting given that he is set to return to Germany in May. That is us looking at it in the hope he may be thinking of a permanent move to Leeds. It hasn’t been easy for him but he now has the 3rd best goals to minutes ratio in the league and is in very good form so fans can see what he can bring, especially with a pre-season under his belt and a years experience in the league.