In the last few minutes Leeds have announced that Pierre-Michel Lasogga has signed for the club on a one-year-loan deal. The deal was expected to go through but there was an issue with paperwork at the Hamburg end.
The 25-year-old striker made his name at Hertha Berlin before moving to Hamburg where he has played as a striker for the Bundesliga club. The deal to bring Lasogga to Elland Road wasn’t easy due to his wages, apparently on around £55k per week. To put that into perspective Leeds highest earner was Chris Wood, who was on around £17k per week, so sorting how much of a percentage we would pay has clearly been tricky.
I don’t think this was a deal we would have done without Chris Wood leaving, one because the standard he’s coming from suggests he will want o be playing most of the time, and also because the money from Wood’s wages and transfer fee are probably in part now going on the big wages of the German striker. Leeds aren’t expected to sign anyone else today, since the departure of Chris Wood we have signed Jay-Roy Grot, Pawel Cibicki and now Pierre-Michel Lasogga.