'Limbs all over the shop' - Leeds fans react to last-gasp agreement with colossus
By Harry Sykes
Pierre-Michel Lasogga has signed for Leeds United on a season-long loan from Hamburg – fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight.
Leeds announced on their official website and Twitter account that they had completed the deadline day capture of the strapping German striker, 25.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 31, 2017
Lasogga, who stands at 6ft 2in, will wear the number nine shirt at Elland Road this season.
The Elland Road faithful took to social media to welcome the forward, who had slipped down the pecking order at Hamburg but has a fine track record in the Bundesliga.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Lasogga, Jansson and Berardi at #lufc – imagine the scenes at the promotion party in May. Limbs all over the shop.
— Thomas Bradley (@TBradley23) August 31, 2017
— Karl White (@karlthomas85) August 31, 2017
— Armo #NH69???????? (@Jordan_Armo) August 31, 2017
— The Chris Knowles (@TheChrisKnowles) August 31, 2017
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That will do for me #lufc
— Mark Ramm (@rammy79) August 31, 2017
Lots of depth now at Leeds, Roofe, Lasogga and Grot up front. Cibicki, Saiz, Hernandez, Alioski, Dallas & Sakho in attacking mid. #lufc
— George Bell (@gbell93) August 31, 2017
hum.. Lasogga reminds me of Viduka. #lufc
— raypettersen (@raypettersen) August 31, 2017
Disagree. It’s not about spending money. Lasogga is a better striker than Wood if he can remain fit, I’m confident he will prove that #LUFC
— Joakim Sjögren (@jocke_sjogren) August 31, 2017
Lasogga becomes the 16th summer signing at Leeds in a remarkable overhaul of the squad that finished seventh under Garry Monk last season.
They wrapped up their business on deadline day with the permanent signing of forward Pawel Cibicki on a four-year contract and the loan capture of Lasogga.
The former Germany Under-21 international has been signed to compete with Caleb Ekuban, Jay-Roy Grot and Cibicki for the Leeds spearhead role following the sale of Chris Wood to Burnley.
In other Leeds United transfer news, the club’s fans have hailed an imminent £7.5million signing who will transform the team.