Hamburg’s official twitter account have tonight confirmed that their striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga will join Leeds on loan for the season. The deal comes after days of speculation regarding a potential deal, and Leeds have secured the deal despite the player wages of around £50k per week.

Leeds obviously won’t be paying those wages in full, probably 1/3 given our wage structure. Lasogga is a player who has a reputation in Germany but he hasn’t managed to hold down a place in the Hamburg side, the standard of the Bundelisga at such a high level. He came onto the scene at Hertha where he played over 60 times for the German outfit. The 25-year-old will make the switch with one day remaining in the transfer window.

Leeds have been looking to secure deals for strikers in the last few days after the departure of Chris Wood to Burnley for £15 million. Jay-Roy Grot was quickly brought in to help with goals and since Wood left Kemar Roofe has led the line, scoring four goals in two games in the strikers role. Leeds are also keen on Pawel Cibicki from Malmo but the deal for Lasogga could have been the one we were waiting on.

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