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Leeds United on the verge of signing striker to fill Chris Wood void



According to reports from Team Talk, Leeds United are on the verge of signing Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga just days before the end of the summer transfer window.

The German forward only signed for Hamburg in 2014 but has reportedly been told he is free to leave the club.

Leeds have been hunting for a replacement for Chris Wood ever since the Kiwi forward left the club in a £15 million deal to join Premier League side, Burnley.

Lasogga is on a reported £50,000 a week at Hamburg which is proving to be a stumbling block in the transfer negotiations.

Due to the player’s wages, it is suspected that Leeds will look to loan the 25-year-old with the option to buy him next year.

Despite a poor season in the Bundesliga during the 2016/17 campaign which saw a return of just one goal in 20 league games, the reports suggest that Thomas Christiansen has his sights set on the player.

The Verdict

Here at FLW, we think that if Christiansen has his sights set on the player then he must have done enough research to prove Lasogga is the right man for the job.

However, with Dwight Gayle, a proven Championship striker, being available for a reported £10 million we can’t help but think the Englishman would be a better move for the club.

The German striker did have a good goals to game ratio during his time at Hertha BSC which saw 24 goals in 69 games so Leeds fans will surely be hoping for a similar if not better return if he joined their club.

What do you think Leeds fans? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Article title: Leeds United on the verge of signing striker to fill Chris Wood void

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