Leeds United are not expected to pursue a permanent deal for Pierre-Michel Lasogga this summer.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Lasogga will return to Hamburg at the conclusion of the 2017/18 campaign, with Leeds unlikely to look to bring the German back to Elland Road over the course of the summer.
believe so, yes. Will be surprised if Leeds pursue a permanent.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 23, 2018
Lasogga arrived at Elland Road late in last summer’s transfer window, with the striker brought in with the hope he would replace Chris Wood. The 26-year-old enjoyed a fast start to life in the Sky Bet Championship, but his form during the second-half of the season has been indifferent.
Over the course of the season so far, Lasogga has scored 10 goals for the Whites, but has failed to find the back of the net since February’s 2-2 draw with Derby County at the Pride Park Stadium.
It is now nine appearances since Lasogga last found the net, with Paul Heckingbottom leaving the on-loan German as an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Barnsley.
Kemar Roofe was preferred in the starting XI, with Caleb Ekuban the man turned to when Leeds opted for a fresh approach from the bench.
There are just two fixtures of the season remaining for Lasogga to add to his goalscoring tally, with Leeds facing Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers in the coming weeks.
It is unsurprising to hear that Leeds will not be pursuing a move for Lasogga, as his loan spell has hardly been impressive.
The striker started well and looked like he could score the goals to fire Leeds to the play-offs, however, for large sections of the season, he has looked uninterested.
That has been the case recently, and in the final two fixtures of the season, it would be a surprise to see him handed a chance by Heckingbottom.
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