Club chief makes surprise admission over future of Leeds forward
By Russell Edge
The Sporting director of Hamburg SV Jens Todt has admitted that Pierre-Michel Lasogga could still have a future at the German club if he performs well on loan at Leeds United.
The 25-year-old striker arrived at Elland Road on a one-year loan spell from the European club in the summer, having been deemed surplus to requirements.
He has hit the ground running with Thomas Christiansen’s side, having netted three goals and setting his team mates up with a further three assist in his six games for the Whites.
However, while many Leeds fans would want to see Lasogga’s temporary deal turned into a permanent one after his bright start, Todt surprisingly admitted that there could still be a place for him back in Germany.
Speaking with German publication Hamburger Morgenpost, the Hamburg chief said of the 6’2″ striker: “If Pierre plays a good season (at Leeds), he could also play a role (at Hamburg) with a lot of fresh self-confidence.”
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Lasogga joined Hamburg from German rivals Hertha Berlin on an initial loan deal back in 2013, before seeing the move made permanent in the summer of 2014.
He has scored 30 goals in 107 appearances for the northern side, although was not included in any of their match day squads for the start of this season before moving to Yorkshire.
He also received a call up to the German national side back in 2014, but injury meant that he was forced to withdraw from international duty, and he is yet to have seen himself recalled to the national side.
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