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Leeds United turn to 18-goal striker but face competition from home and abroad

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Leeds United are ready to reignite their interest in striker Marvin Ducksch, according to The Yorkshire Post.

St Pauli forward Ducksch is hot property this summer after impressing on loan at Holstein Kiel last season, where he netted 18 goals in the Bundesliga 2.

Due to his goal scoring exploits in the second tier of German football, St Pauli are holding out for a £2.5m fee for him with a trio of clubs interested.

Leeds face competition from their Championship rivals Norwich City, with Canaries boss Daniel Farke familiar with the German leagues.

He also worked with the former Borussia Dortmund youngster when they were together at the German giants’ second string side and could eye a reunion with the attacker.

Fortuna Dusseldorf are also in the hunt for the 24-year-old, having witnessed his talents firsthand last season as they won the Bundesliga 2, while Ducksch’s Holstein Kiel came third and narrowly missed out on a spot in the top flight.

St Pauli will also play in the second division next year and will sell the former Germany under-18 international at the right price.

The Verdict

Ducksch obviously knows where the net is and would be a risky signing but one which could pay off.

Leeds will be hoping the 6ft 2in striker can find his feet quickly in England, rather than struggle like last summer’s additions.

Getting in Ducksch, in addition to either Abel Hernandez or Matej Vydra, would represent good business for Leeds if he can replicate his goal scoring form in England.

Leeds and Norwich fans – Would you like to sign Ducksch? Let us know below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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