£3m-a-year Leeds player will be on move in summer, PL clubs eye swoop - report

Leeds United forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga is wanted by Premier League clubs, according to a report.

German newspaper BILD claims on their website that Lasogga, 25, is unwanted by Hamburg and will be on the move in the summer when his loan deal at Elland Road expires.

It is understood that the German forward is earning £3million-a-year on his deal at Hamburg, but the Bundesliga club are looking to get him off their wage bill.

Lasogga has scored 10 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions for Leeds this season.

Although his goalscoring record is not exactly eye-catching, it is said to be why Premier League and Championship clubs are monitoring his situation.

Paul Heckingbottom has axed the former Bayer Leverkusen striker to the bench in the last two Championship fixtures and he has not scored in over a month.

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Lasogga really splits opinion among Leeds fans. Many suggest he is nowhere near good enough and is not close to the quality of Chris Wood, while others believe that the German has done well given how few chances have been created for him this season. One thing that is universal is the lack of faith in director of football Victor Orta to make the correct decision over Lasogga. Leeds should really try to be the ones to sign him but Heckingbottom’s recent starting line-ups suggests that he is not wanted. Caleb Ekuban has been dire for the Whites but is still getting picked ahead of Lasogga. That will probably change this week, but it does say a lot.

In other Leeds United news, fans have urged the club to hire this two-time Championship-winning manager in the summer.

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