Pierre-Michel Lasogga will return to his parent club Hamburger SV at the end of the next month. The German forward spent the last term on loan at Leeds United and has put in a number of outstanding performances at Elland Road during the course of last season which has raised his stock. However, according to recent reports, Hamburg will not be able to match his high wages following their relegation from the Bundesliga last season.
It is understood that Lasogga is the highest earner at the Volksparkstadion which could force the German club to part ways with their prized asset this summer. The Peacocks could benefit from a move for the German centre-forward as he knows the club well and could take his game to the next level in the upcoming season. Lasogga had featured in 33 matches for the West Yorkshire outfit last season, scoring 10 goals while grabbing 4 assists in all competitions.
It is highly likely that he can push on and score more goals at Elland Road if given the opportunity to showcase his skills in the English Championship once again next term. However, only time will tell whether Paul Heckingbottom’s side can table a considerable bid for the German forward’s signature this summer.
The West Yorkshire side only managed to grind out a 13th placed finish in the Skybet Championship last season. Heckingbottom is in need of revamping his squad this summer by bringing in some quality players who can help them challenge for a promotion spot next season.
The addition of Lasogga on a permanent basis will undoubtedly bolster Heckingbottom’s attacking options at Elland Road. Leeds United have the likes of Ezgjan Alioski, Hadi Sacko, Tyler Roberts and Caleb Ekuban competing for a starting berth in Heckingbottom’s first XI. The potential acquisition of Lasogga will improve their team significantly and add more competition for places within the Peacocks squad.
At 26, the German frontman still has his peak years ahead of him which Leeds could look to utilise in the coming years. Moreover, he has a wealth of experience in the Championship which means that he won’t need time to adapt his game to the physicality and high intensity of English football. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Lasogga and whether he ends up plying his trade at Elland Road once again in the next campaign.