Championship side Leeds United are showing interest in Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga and after weeks of monitoring the player’s situation, the English club are ready to make an official approach for the forward, according to a report on Sport Witness, who quote German news outlet Bild.

The Championship side are open to the move being a season long loan with an option to buy the player at the end of the loan spell, with Hamburg open to this idea.

Leeds want someone who can help them to push for promotion to the Premier League and new manager Thomas Christiansen believes that Laogga can be that man.

Hamburg are eager to cash in on their German striker who has been disappointing recently after only finding the back of the net once throughout the whole of last season.

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One thing which could cause a potential transfer to break down is the wage demands of Lasogga, who is currently one of the highest earning players in the Hamburg side.

It is expected that the German club would help Leeds to pay the 25-year-old’s wages as they are keen to send him out on loan.

Lasogga looked like he was going to break into the German International squad but suffered an injury, which meant his career took a step back. He has featured 11 times for the U21 Germany side and has never played outside the Bundesliga.

 

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